AP Admits Tampering With Paris Muslim Protest Story
From the People's Cube :
Claims that Associated Press editors habitually slant facts in AP stories have recently been substantiated by a complaint from an AP writer whose report on last week's demonstrations in Paris was changed to a complete opposite of what she had written. "When they changed 'Muslim hoodlums' to 'disaffected youths' I thought they were improving on the sentence flow and prose styling," says AP reporter Ellen Stanley. "When they changed 'violent gangs' to 'violin fans' I thought they were making a joke. When they changed 'assheaded socialist policies' to 'inspiring government programs' and 'appeasement' to 'solution' I thought they were being sarcastic. Taken together, however, all these small edits changed the meaning of my report in its entirety.
The article concludes with the wise:
Conservative critics may argue that the media's job is not to indoctrinate the masses and present an ideologically filtered subjective version of reality, but to give us reliable information that will allow us to form our own objective opinions. To which their opponents in the media respond that apparently there's not nearly enough indoctrination, otherwise conservatives would not be allowed to voice their stupid opinions about objective reality.