AP Has Always Been Right-Wing

From its founding during the Mexican-American War to its reporting on Latin America today, AP’s always been quietly conservative.


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AP, in Leaked Memos, Doing Damage Control With Staff: “You Will Have a Voice”

Ken Klippenstein

The signature of outgoing Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee is conspicuously absent from the memo sent over the weekend.

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Israeli Police Round Up Palestinian Protesters Out of Global Spotlight

Robert Mackey

“This is what we warned about. Israel will target us all when you stop looking.”

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Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund for Jeff Bezos Space Firm

Sara Sirota, Ryan Grim

Bezos’s Blue Origin lost its bid for a major NASA contract to Elon Musk, but the Senate is ordering the agency to give a second one now.

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Oracle Boasted That Its Software Was Used Against U.S. Protesters. Then It Took the Tech to China.

Mara Hvistendahl

To sell the CIA-backed Endeca software for use by Chinese authorities, Oracle touted its use in Chicago for predictive policing.

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Prosecutors Ignored Evidence of Her Estranged Husband’s Abuse. She Faces 25 Years in Prison for Murder.

Lauren Gill

Advocates for domestic violence survivors are pointing to Tracy McCarter’s case as they push Manhattan DA candidates to pledge reform.

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Emily Wilder’s Firing Is No Surprise: AP Has Always Been Right-Wing

Jon Schwarz

From its founding during the Mexican-American War to its reporting on Latin America today, AP’s always been quietly conservative.

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Congress Misses Symbolic Deadline for Police Reform

Akela Lacy

Biden wanted a bill ready to sign by the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Advocates say Democrats didn’t just miss the deadline — they missed the point.

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Israeli Police Target Palestinian Journalists at Al Aqsa Mosque

Oren Ziv

Journalists at the Jerusalem holy site documented police arbitrarily denying access, delivering beatings, and firing on reporters with rubber-coated bullets.

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