A Flares feature for postings of egregious examples of AP's proclivity to integrate propaganda into their news pieces. Or is that integrate news into their propaganda pieces?
If you find an example, post it in comments and I'll put it in an update. All Flares contributors are invited to edit and/or update this post.
Sometimes it's the little things. Such as leaving out the fact the movie referred to by the Marine was Team America, a film noted for dark and raunchy humor. It was also an extraordinarily popular movie that had some cultural impact. The AP reporter (or editor) was careful to get in a Haditha graf right after the Marine's use of the word joke, though. There's nothing subtle about AP's aims.
Lolita C. Balfour (folks must have been Nabokov fans) does a decent job on the story of the 2,500th US death in Iraq. The fault here lies in leaving the fact that we haven't even hit 2,000 combat deaths until the penultimate graf. We have spent about 600,000 man years in Iraq. Assuming an average age of 25, the expected deaths would be 590. 2,500 as a marker is therefore completely meaningless.
Unless it helps your agenda.
Gina Holland writes a scare story about the Scalia authored decision clarifying the importance of the amount of time that police must wait after knocking in order to execute a duly authorized search warrant. The length of the wait doesn't affect the admissability of the evidence gathered.
As Ex-dem notes in comments - it starts with with a headline.
Knucklehead found an even more provocative headline via Reuters.
Perhaps this should be AP/Reuters Watch?
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