My wife, a journalist, explains to me that the AP doesn't even have an office in our state. They have no vested interest in bringing balanced news in my community. A small staff simply operates it as a business from another state, choosing what they want to pass on and what they don't. The comment about them respecting Fox request rings true as a way to eliminate "fair use", at the expense of their readers.
Fox knows there is a lot of ammo for the other side, which may or may not be the AP.
They want to shape the news... not report it. This has become a problem in mainstream news on-line comments also. They (media "moderators") are "censuring" in the name of moderation and when someone doesn't like a comment, even when it makes sense, is reasonably argued and contains no names or profanity...it is "flagged" and it is removed quickly.
I'm banned on Bloomberg, PBS, and censored significantly on CNN, especially CNN Money. They simply cannot argue and debate truthfully, openly, because often their arguments fail under analysis. Is that big brother controlling them?
Courts are doing the same thing (ignoring reasoned argument and pleadings) and fraud is prevailing often.
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