Tag Archives: Associated Press

Black Man Accuses Sean Spicer Of Calling Him N-Word, Spicer Threatens To Sue AP For Reporting Incident

The Associated Press reports: A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago. Spicer was “taken aback” by the man’s “outrageous claim” and had no recollection of him or of being in school with him, ...

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AP Fact Check: Donald Trump Can’t Be Counted On To Give Accurate Information To Americans During A Crisis

How long before we get an enraged tweetstorm about this? The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad. The latest deadly London attacks, like one in the Philippines last week, prompted visceral reactions from Trump instead of statements shaped by the findings of the U.S. ...

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Mike Pence Battles AP Over Publication Of Wife’s Email Address Because People Are Sending Her Mean Emails

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is in his own fight with a pillar of the establishment media, tweeting a letter he sent to the Associated Press after the organization published his wife’s private email address in a story earlier this week. The Pences’ private email addresses were published Friday within 29 pages of old AOL emails uncovered by the ...

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AP Sues Laura Ingraham’s Site Over Bounced Check

Buzzfeed reports: The Associated Press is suing LifeZette for more than $49,000, claiming that the Laura Ingraham-helmed website failed to pay months of licensing fees. The complaint, filed on Friday in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleges that LifeZette entered into a year-long licensing agreement to use AP content in July 2015, agreeing to pay $4,200 per month. The AP ...

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Associated Press Blasts Pro-Trump Fake News Story

From the Associated Press: A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue. The Associated Press finds that Clinton won 487 counties nationwide, compared with 2,626 for President-elect Donald Trump. The story appeared on several viral content sites that cater to some of Trump’s supporters. It also falsely claimed that ...

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AP Responds To Critics: We Counted Those Delegates

Last night Sanders campaign was quick to blast the Associated Press for “prematurely” declaring Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee. This morning Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver appeared on CNN to again slam the AP for “suppressing voter turnout.”  Weaver added, “Let those people vote and decide before the media tells them that the race is over.” Here’s the official ...

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Hate Groups Launch Tweetfest Calling On AP To Stop Correctly Labeling Them As Hate Groups

Using the hashtag #DumpSPLC, hate groups today launched a “tweetfest” against the Associated Press, who earlier this year correctly identified the Liberty Counsel as a hate group. Participating in the tweetfest so far are Todd Starnes, the Media Research Center (whose head once called President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead” during a Fox News appearance), the KKK-affiliated Family Research Council, ...

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Associated Press: Dr. Stabby Makes Millions From Ties To Felon Convicted Of Health Care Fraud

After digging through “obscured” incorporation and property records, the Associated Press today reports that Ben Carson is making up to $2 million annually from real estate deals tied to a felon who has been convicted of health care fraud. Via Talking Points Memo: Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding ...

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Associated Press Calls Out Lying Liberty Counsel

The Associated Press today published a story which rips the Liberty Counsel’s “imaginary” Peruvian soccer stadium story and points out that the SPLC has very good reasons for categorizing them as a hate group. Nothing in the story will be a bombshell to regular JMG readers, but it’s good to see the mainstream national media report on what we have ...

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AP Sues Feds For Clinton Emails

Via the Associated Press: The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled. They include one request AP made five years ...

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AP: 57% Say Wedding-Related Busineses Should Be Allowed To Refuse Gays

From the Associated Press: While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons. Roughly half the country also thinks local officials and judges with religious objections ought to be exempt from any ...

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Vladimir Putin: I’m Not Homophobic, I’ve Given Awards To Those People

“I assure you that I work with these people. I sometimes award them with state prizes or decorations for their achievements in various fields. We have absolutely normal relations, and I don’t see anything out of the ordinary here. They say that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a homosexual. Truth be told, we don’t love him because of that, but he ...

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Associated Press On Chelsea Manning

The Associated Press has updated its writing guidelines regarding Chelsea Manning. The Associated Press will henceforth use Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning and female pronouns for the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, in accordance with her wishes to live as a woman. Manning announced her wishes last Thursday after being sentenced to 35 years in Fort Leavenworth military prison and ...

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Reince Priebus: Holder Must Resign

“Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the ...

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AG Eric Holder Recused Himself From DOJ Plan To Investigate Associated Press

CNN reports: Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters, a source told CNN’s Jessica Yellin on Tuesday. The approval fell to Deputy Attorney General James Cole, the source said. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that the White House had no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice ...

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Associated Press Hacked On Twitter,
False Claim Of White House Bombing Sent,
Stock Market Nose-Dives In Reaction

After a long string of highly-publicized cyber attacks on high-profile Twitter accounts, today’s was doubtlessly the worst so far. The AP’s communications team quickly tweeted from its own account that the main AP Twitter was compromised, but investors had already panicked. The Dow Jones industrial average immediately plunged by more than 140 points.  And there it is: After years of ...

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AP Stylebook Reminder

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FRC Cheers Leno Crack

McClusky is a vice president at the Family Research Council.

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AP Drops “Illegal Immigrant”

Another change for the Associated Press style book. Illegal immigration Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. Acceptable variations include living in or entering a country illegally or without ...

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Tweet Of The Day: Fake AP Stylebook

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