Accuracy in Media

The Associated Press has fired the reporter behind a highly controversial news report that alleged a Russian missile strike killed two Polish citizens within the latter country’s borders.

That report by James LaPorta, which has since been retracted from the AP’s website, originally claimed earlier this month that “a senior U.S. intelligence official said missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, where two people were killed.”

The missile was subsequently found to have originated from Ukraine, with the AP clarifying that “subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack.”


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