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June 16, 2008

Techcrunch: 'Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned'

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
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As Charles at LGF points out, there's been lots of fallout today from the Associated Press's self-defeating decision to threaten legal action against web sites that link to and quote their articles. Now, Techcrunch says they're banning the AP: Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned.

The Associated Press may be literally everywhere, and as Charles notes, many news sites often use sections of AP articles combined with their own reporting. Nonetheless, I gladly join with this movement until such time that the AP stops trying to dictate rights they don't have and get back to reality. Anyway, I've long-since refrained from linking directly to AP articles owing to their pro-terrorist, anti-American bias and their blatantly obvious and "disturbing pattern of uncorrected inaccuracies and "distortion through emphasis" in its Middle East coverage which predates 2005. They have a particular penchant for using pro-Islamist, anti-Israel and anti-U.S. stringers and reporters.

Related: Jun 16, 6:29 PM ET AP story tilted, " AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines" (per new guidelines - AP's banned, ergo no link provided here)

Posted by Richard at June 16, 2008 10:12 PM



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