political discourse

AP is a right leaning press agency and is not to be trusted without verification (Part 1)

Something that's been on my mind for a while. Yahoo news has been my morning home page for a while, simply because it used to be an easy way to compare coverage from AP, Reuters and Agence France Presse all in one spot.

Over the past few years I've noticed trend with AP (maybe it's always been there, I don't know). Their stories, if not simply short fact pieces, lean right 95% of the time, sometimes significantly and in a distorted manner.

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May, might, and could should be banned from "news" stories and headlines

I just can't hold back today. My morning news gorge begins with Yahoo! news and today I just can't take it: every other section has a story that speculates on some event that may or may not happen, whose outcome fits someone's political agenda, and the news outlet was just too lazy to fact-check the assertions contained in the story.

AP and Fox seem to be the leader in this form of story crafting, but all the news outlets are guilty of it, and it drives me crazy.

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