Like other mainstream media outlets, the Associated Press tends to exhibit a notable anti-Trump bias, which is why the outlet’s decision to praise the president this week shocked many.
While many examples of the publisher’s anti-Trump bias exist, a memorable one surfaced in March when the AP suggested that President Donald Trump’s tribute to Ryan Owens, the soldier who died during a raid in Yemen two months earlier, had been a calculated political move.
As noted by NewsBusters, the report “failed to describe the mission with which Owens was involved, failed to note its positive results — which even CNN has now recognized — and consulted only two far-leftists, one utterly undisclosed as such, for an evaluation of the politics involved.”
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And those leftists concluded that the tribute was “a calculated attempt to deflect criticism of his decision to approve a failed military operation and to turn around his administration’s shaky start with a gesture that sought to unify a deeply divided country,” as quoted directly from the AP.
For a so-called “report,” the piece lacked any semblance of fairness and balance — and thus sounded more like “a calculated attempt” to smear the president than anything else.
Keeping all this in mind, fast forward to Monday, when the AP ran a story in which it praised the president for pursuing a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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