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September 1, 2023

Ever wonder why so many “news” stories about subjects like the courts or “climate change” read more like pamphlets from leftwing activist groups and leave the impression that there is no other legitimate viewpoint on the subject? There’s an old computer term that explains it: “GIGO” or “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”

Most reporters are not experts on science, the law, or much of anything specific. So they repeat what they’re fed, and leftist groups have learned to exploit that by "feeding" them. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Associated Press, the nation’s top wire service that supplies much of the “news” seen in media outlets across America, is now bankrolled in part by millions of dollars from leftwing foundations, including one started by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

There’s a lot more at the link. This is why one group that tracks media bias has moved the AP from “Center” to “Leans left” (I’d say, “Falling over left.”) It might also explain why the AP has started issuing so many “style guide” bulletins about what words reporters are no longer allowed to use and the hilarious PC euphemisms they’re supposed to substitute for them. Needless to say, this newsletter does not subscribe to the AP style guide. Around here, “A.P.” stands for “Always Propaganda.”

By the way, since many of the big funders of the AP are “climate change” activist groups who believe any objections to their views should be silenced as “disinformation” and the writers prosecuted, you will probably never see in AP stories that there are many scientists who do not buy into the climate apocalypse narrative. Here are a few reports about them for a change:

I especially like that last one on the study finding that half of all emissions of the greenhouse gas methane actually come from freshwater ecosystems, like flowing rivers and streams. The amounts are apparently affected by the condition of the waterways. That’s good news because it means more careful conservation of rivers could reduce methane emissions. Then these activists could stop blaming it all on the poor cows, who are probably emitting less manure than they are.

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