I agree with Robert Hagaman’s statements regarding the Associated Press and its continuing deterioration of any objectivity in its reporting. The Associated Press long since stopped reporting news and has become an news/opinion organization. This is a toxic mixture. The worst transgressions are the selection of headlines. The most egregious that comes to mind is when the Mueller Report was released. The report concluded that there was no collusion between Trump, his campaign and the Russians. The headlines the next day read “Trump not exonerated.”
What? There is always a “but” or caveat after any positive news related to Trump, followed by a torrent of speculation and conjecture. Why does this bother me? When reporting becomes tainted with opinions and observations of the reporter(s) the messaging rapidly becomes perfidious. Many people internalize these opinions and side commentary as facts to the point their perceptions become a reflection of opinion rather than fact.
On occasion the AP will report accurately, but add comments that are tangential to the actual subject matter to provide a counter narrative to whatever positive was initially reported. It appears that any reporting regarding Trump must be presented in negative terms.
I repeatedly read comments from readers relative to the “manufactured” border situation that are based on opinion rather than reality. Now suddenly, as without warning, it is a real crisis. How many folks believed that the border crisis was manufactured due to the constant drum beat that parroted this theme over and over and was fully supported by the media? Reference to cages are common as are the references to concentration camps and Nazis mouthed by liberals who bemoan the conditions at the border while their Democrat representatives simultaneously refused (on four occasions) to allocate funds to improve the situation or adjust the law to prevent it altogether.