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07/22/2011

Bearing false wire service: American Family Association still twisting AP stories to fit own agenda

by Jeremy Hooper

The American Family Association is up to its old tricks again, repurposing Associated Press wire stories to fit the organization's anti-gay agenda.

Here, check out the way a straightforward wire story on Wednesday's DOMA hearing reads in any number of media outlets:

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[The actual AP, via ABC 7]

But now get this. On the AFA's One News Now site, the notoriously anti-gay group is running the same exact wire story. Except in ONN's version, which is attributed to no other writer than just the generic "Associated Press" label, the word marriage is put into fear quotes, and an additional paragraph is inserted in order to give the "pro-family" side some extra ink:

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[The agenda-laden "AP" via One News Now]

You won't find the Austin Nimocks section in anyone else's report. If you search Google News, you will find this AP story in literally hundreds of media outlets. But if you insert the word "Nimocks" into the search, exactly one result comes up:

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[Google News]

But it's the "liberal" media that's biased? Mmm hmmm, right, AFA.

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(*H/t: Alan Eckert)

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