October 22, 2018
At least the evil Hitler-Nazi-Trumpist bastards changed the headline. But the damage is done. They must suffer. Time to boycott.
It may look like an army…
…but actually it’s a bunch of innocent victims fleeing whatever who just want to live on welfare in America.
But the AP doesn’t care about these people’s horrible [some problem] and lack of welfare. They called them “an army.”
An army, they did call them.
When the AP is using Trump’s playbook to dehumanize innocent brown victims fleeing whatever these people are fleeing – presumably, not having welfare – you know that Trump has taken over completely.
What does the AP Style Guide say about using the word "army" to describe desperate families who lack any guarantee of adequate nourishment as they flee destruction and head on foot across a desert toward a heartless regime that steals children and threatens to deploy a real army?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 21, 2018
— Monica Villamizar (@monica_vv) October 22, 2018
Yes yes. Army. Army of dirty diapers ?
— JustDani (@danigirlPA) October 22, 2018
Yeah, I too look at a photo of sleeping toddlers and exhausted mothers and think, "yes, that is absolutely an 'army.'"
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 21, 2018
It is clear that the orange man himself ordered this headline.
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) October 22, 2018
Is Breitbart writing AP tweets now? https://t.co/aBzDQASLrZ
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 21, 2018
We have deleted a tweet about the migrant caravan moving through Central America and Mexico because it lacked context. A new tweet will be posted shortly.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 22, 2018
Much too little, way too late.
Exactly what context did this lack? What context would have made acceptable labeling a group of war ravaged migrants seeking peace an “army”? pic.twitter.com/OBeAj3r6aw
— techno not tide pods (@_michaelmay_) October 22, 2018
Thank you for taking it down. But “lacks context”, lacks responsibility. Do better with your description of migrants fleeing for their lives. Thank you.#SupportAssylumSeekers
— Christopher🇺🇸 #VoteThemOut🌊 (@cwebbonline) October 22, 2018
It had tons of context. It was just ugly racist context.
— Barquentine (@barquentine2001) October 22, 2018
It wasn’t just the tweet that was the problem, it was the headline and lede paragraph lying to readers.
And the problem wasn’t lack of context, but a brazen lie.
Still no retraction or apology from @AP, much less accountability.
The scandal continues. https://t.co/a4R3wNnMvC
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) October 22, 2018
So you're not going to call these poor families an 'army' anymore? What's next 'marauding invaders'? .. straight from Trump's playbook & Breitbart headlines.. disgraceful.. APOLOGIZE !!!
— gmarie 🎼🌊🍎 (@gmarie55) October 22, 2018
The AP needs to fire this reporter. Or simply be shut down. They can be charged with hate speech for this, which is against the Constitution.
Well, they can be after the blue wave.
Remember to get out there on November 7th and vote them out.