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Associated Press Assists Mueller in Manafort Investigation

In the old days, when the Associated Press was the gold standard for unbiased newspaper copy, it broke stories of corruption and covered the trials that sometimes followed. But according to a story on Thursday from investigative journalist Sara Carter, the AP actively assisted the government in its prosecution of former Trump campaign manager Paul […]

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Associated Press Labels Illegal Immigrants ‘Undocumented Citizens’

The Associated Press which in 2013 revised its Stylebook by banning the term “illegal immigrant” went one step further in an article it published on Tuesday by referring to illegal immigrant students affected by President Trump’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as “undocumented citizens.” The story reported on Democratic Chicago Mayor […]

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Fake News? Reporter Debunked Washington Post Allegation that Tillerson Ordered State Department Workers to Avoid Eye Contact

Fake news from the Washington Post debunked? Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, who covers the State Department, disputed the Washington Post allegation that Rex Tillerson told State Department employees to avoid eye contact with him. Tillerson is Trump’s new Secretary of State and leads differently than past cabinet secretaries, which appeared to have irked State […]

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Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

Hindsight is 20/20, but the question looms large: Why did the Associated Press start fact-checking Donald Trump and his cabinet appointees (such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent comment on historical black colleges and universities and school choice) and did not fact check Obama or any of his cabinet secretaries? We checked the Associated Press’s […]

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Former Bush White House Secretary: Trump could put Conservative Dot Com Media into Briefing Room

As our editor Cliff Kincaid mentioned on a Bias Buzz podcast several weeks ago, President-Elect Donald Trump should consider putting online conservative media, such as Accuracy in Media, into the White House briefing room. Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary for George W. Bush, echoed similar sentiments in the Wall Street Journal: The Associated […]

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May 2018

5/2/2018 - Secret Service Prohibited Guns — Not the NRA — for VP Pence’s Speech to NRA Convention

January 2018

1/26/2018 - AP Headline Mentions Las Vegas Shooting in Gun Show Headline

1/12/2018 - Associated Press Assists Mueller in Manafort Investigation

October 2017

10/16/2017 - Trump-Tillerson Feud A Production of Mainstream Media

September 2017

9/8/2017 - Associated Press Labels Illegal Immigrants ‘Undocumented Citizens’

April 2017

4/15/2017 - Associated Press: Trump Travel Expenses May Have Been Overestimated

4/3/2017 - Fake News? Reporter Debunked Washington Post Allegation that Tillerson Ordered State Department Workers to Avoid Eye Contact

March 2017

3/28/2017 - Liberal Media Continues Assault on North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’

3/1/2017 - Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

November 2016

11/29/2016 - Former Bush White House Secretary: Trump could put Conservative Dot Com Media into Briefing Room

11/9/2016 - Donald Trump Wins the White House, but Little-Known Outfit Called Election Before Liberal Media and Pollsters

11/9/2016 - Associated Press Warns to Not Call Bill Clinton the ‘First Gentleman’

11/7/2016 - TEN Emails that Show Liberal Media Collusion with the Hillary Clinton Campaign

October 2016

10/18/2016 - Associated Press, State Department & Clinton Campaign Worked on Messaging for Emails Dump

September 2016

9/8/2016 - Liberal Media Unsure about Germany Election Upset in Merkel’s Home State

August 2016

8/25/2016 - Among Liberal Media Outlet Headlines, No Specific Mention of Associated Press Report on Clinton Foundation Donors Accessing State Department

8/25/2016 - Associated Press Report: Half of State Department Visitors were Big Clinton Foundation Donors

8/25/2016 - CNN Headline Focuses on GOP’s Response to Associated Press Report on Clinton Foundation Donors

8/19/2016 - Associated Press Debunks Obama’s Claim that the Iran Deal Wasn’t a $400 Million Hostage Ransom Deal

July 2016

7/24/2016 - Turkey Seized 2,250 Facilities in Crackdown after Coup Attempt

June 2016

6/27/2016 - Hillary Clinton’s Official Calendar Left a Lot Out

6/7/2016 - Associated Press: Hillary Clinton has Won the Democratic Primary with Superdelegates

March 2016

3/23/2016 - State Dept Won’t Answer Reporter’s Questions on Belgium Terrorist Attacks

3/20/2016 - Obama Denied a Record 77% of FOIA Requests

3/2/2016 - Delegate Count: Donald Trump in the Lead, Cruz 2nd and Rubio 3rd

3/2/2016 - Hillary Clinton On Track for the Nomination

December 2015

12/1/2015 - After Blowback, White House to Send Personalized Reports of Refugee Resettlement to Governors

November 2015

11/30/2015 - Hillary Clinton’s State Dept Calendar Released, Met with up to 100 Donors, Executives during Tenure

October 2015

10/27/2015 - WATCH: Video of Raid on ISIS Prison Emerges

10/14/2015 - Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server was Vulnerable to Hackers

September 2015

9/25/2015 - No More Climate Change “Deniers” or “Skeptics” at the Associated Press

9/8/2015 - Hillary Clinton: “What I Did Was Allowed,” She Claimed in AP Interview

9/8/2015 - Hillary Won’t Apologize for Secret Email Server

August 2015

8/23/2015 - Obama’s Allies Suggest Israel Forged Iran Deal Documents Obtained by AP

8/9/2015 - Federal Judge tells State Dept to Turn Over E-mails to Associated Press after FOIA Request

July 2015

7/31/2015 - WATCH: Reporter Makes Fun of the Iran Deal, Embarrasses State Dept Spokesperson

7/22/2015 - VIDEO: State Dept tries to Sell Lifting Arms Embargo on Iran as a Good Thing

June 2015

6/15/2015 - Chinese Hackers may have gotten between 7 to 14 Million Files

6/12/2015 - VIDEO: Reporter Matt Lee asks Why FOIA Requests have Skyrocketed since Obama Took Office?

6/10/2015 - WATCH: State Dept won’t come forward on John Kerry’s Health

May 2015

5/8/2015 - Associated Press Headlines Make Garland, Texas Shooters the Victims

March 2015

3/14/2015 - National Archives: “We Live in Constant Fear” of Obama

February 2015

2/5/2015 - Ex-US Army Soldier talks about Joining Kurdish Militia

2/4/2015 - AP Reporter Mocks State Dept. Jen Psaki over Lack of Transparency

January 2015

1/8/2015 - Liberal News Media Scared of Airing Mohammed Cartoon

December 2014

12/29/2014 - HuffPo to Drop AP in 2015, Build In-House News Service

12/16/2014 - AP’s Julie Pace:: “We’re Not Sure” What Clinton’s Message Is “and Why She’s Running for President” [Video]

12/10/2014 - FBI Director Doesn’t Rule Out Using Fake Reporter in the Future

12/6/2014 - Former AP Reporter accuses AP of hiring anti-Israel Reporters

May 2014

5/29/2014 - AP’s Julie Pace: Obama West Point Speech “Odd” [Video]

April 2014

4/1/2014 - AP’s Julie Pace: White House Recognizes that Running on Obamacare is “Political Suicide” [Video]

September 2013

9/6/2013 - AP Reporter Questions Obama’s “Courageous move” [Video]

August 2013

8/10/2013 - AP Issues Correction of Obama Quote [Video]

June 2013

6/2/2013 - Associated Press pushes for no Gender Identity

May 2013

5/31/2013 - Fox News: We never received DOJ subpoena records

5/27/2013 - Big Media Lobby for Immigration Bill

5/24/2013 - GOP eyes Sebelius Fundraising for Health Care

5/23/2013 - New York Times Dumps on Obama Administration for Threatening Press Freedom [Video]

5/21/2013 - AP says reporters afraid of DOJ monitoring

5/16/2013 - Obama fires acting tax chief with strings attached

5/16/2013 - Obama releases Benghazi e-mails same day as IRS chief resignation

5/16/2013 - Media Matters Denies Involvement in Its Own AP Talking Points

5/15/2013 - Obama Gives New York Times the Chills

5/15/2013 - NBC’s Lisa Myers: Hard to Imagine Obama Approved AP Probe

June 2012

6/6/2012 - Obama’s Socialist Allies Defeated in Wisconsin

April 2012

4/6/2012 - American Family Radio; AP head endorsing Obama?

February 2012

2/10/2012 - Sky News Restricts Employee Tweets

December 2011

12/30/2011 - The AP’s 2012 Playbook for Romney

November 2011

11/4/2011 - The Associated Press’ New Guidance on “Retweeting” Creates Uproar

August 2011

8/5/2011 - Media: Lowest Labor Force Participation Rate since 1984 Equals some “good news”

April 2011

4/14/2011 - AP Gets Punk’d Over GE Tax Refund Story