Tag: Associated Press

Old Media Gets Rolled on Hoax Story

-By Warner Todd Huston The Associated Press was very excited to learn that General Electric was going to return its $3.2 billion tax refund to the U.S. Treasury because the company was so embarrassed that it got such a giant refund this year. Why, it was so selfless of GE to be that public minded,... Read more »

AP Says Dem Early Voters Big Turnout in MD, But MD Early Voting Hasn't Started

-By Warner Todd Huston Here is an interesting question that I have for the Associated Press. The AP has a story from October 21 that features the news that Democrats in Maryland are turning out in bigger numbers for early voting than Republicans. But according to the Maryland State Board of Elections, early voting in... Read more »

Down Economy: America's 'Oldest Family Farm' Up For Sale

-By Warner Todd Huston In a sign of these dismal times, the oldest family farm in America is up for sale because its owners just cannot survive this down economy. After 378 years of contiguous family ownership and operation, the Tuttle family of Dover, New Hampshire is selling its 134-acre farm. Founded in 1632 by... Read more »

Fox News To Get Front Row Seat in WH Briefing Room

-By Warner Todd Huston With the too-long-in-coming departure of the despicable Helen Thomas from the White House press room, newsies have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would get the seat she formerly wasted there. Fox News made its bid, of course, but many assumed that it would never happen. In fact,... Read more »

Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #9: Liz Sidoti, <i>Associated Press</i>

-By Warner Todd Huston As we continue our list of the top ten most left-biased journalists working in America today (See part one here), we have to nominate Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press for spot number nine on the countdown. The Associated Press has been increasingly disappointing at least since Ron Fournier, one of... Read more »

The AP: Using Emotional Descriptives to Demean the GOP

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the best ways to cajole a reader into accepting a point of view is to use emotional descriptives in writing. It is the difference between opinion style editorials — like what I write — and straight news — like what a wire service like the Associated Press is supposed... Read more »

Sarah Palin 'Tweets' Huston Story

-By Warner Todd Huston OK, excuse me if this sounds a bit like a fan-boy post, but Sarah Palin herself tweeted to her “tweeps” my story on the AP’s constant covering for Democrats. Now, some may scoff at my claim that it was Sarah herself that did it. But for all the investigating that people... Read more »

AP Bias: Name That Party Blasts Repubs, Leaves Dems Unnamed in Stories

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the many ways that the Associated Press lends its support to Democrats and leftists in its political reporting is often evident in its stories on political scandals. The most common assist the AP gives to Democrats is to somehow forget to mention that a politician in the news because... Read more »

Study Shows Businesses Weren't Cutting Jobs Until...

-By Warner Todd Huston The Associated Press made an interesting concession — likely without even knowing they did so — in a recent report on the “new normal” of permanent job loss in Obama’s economy. The AP admitted that until the recession, American businesses weren’t firing people simply so improve the bottom line as many... Read more »

AP Pushes Muslims Into Story Where They Don't Belong

-By Warner Todd Huston The AP recently posted one of its many daily short news stories, reports usually of only three or four paragraphs in length, this one about the possible Nazi connotations of a vanity license plate issued by the Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles. But at the last second, this report suddenly became... Read more »