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January 26, 2014
The AP says that budding artist George Zimmerman, who recently painted a picture of the Florida state attorney who prosecuted the murder case against him, directly ripped off their photo of her. Oops.

The AP says that budding artist George Zimmerman, who recently painted a picture of the Florida state attorney who prosecuted the murder case against him, directly ripped off their photo of her. Oops.

17:48 // 7 months ago
October 26, 2013
13:10 // 11 months ago
May 24, 2013
Basically, Republicans are attacking Obama where he is least vulnerable and at a time when they have minimal credibility. It isn’t working. By trying to turn everything into a scandal rather than saying Obama’s policies are wrongheaded—and rather than fixing their own image problems with minority, female, younger, and moderate voters—Republicans are focusing on attacking a guy whose name will never again appear on a ballot.
Polling guru and political analyst Charlie Cook, explaining why Republicans’ attacks on President Obama may ultimately fall flat. Despite the media feeding frenzy over the three concurrent scandals to hit the Obama White House, the President’s approval rating has hardly suffered at all: In general, it’s hovered around 51%, with one poll even showing an uptick since April. Meanwhile, a recent CNN poll showed the Republican Party with the highest negative ratings—59%—that either party has received in more than 20 years. “Americans may not be ecstatic about President Obama and his policies,” Cook writes, “but compared with the Republicans, they think Obama doesn’t look so bad.” source
17:30 // 1 year ago
May 19, 2013
18:57 // 1 year ago
May 13, 2013
There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.
Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt • In a letter, sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, denouncing the Justice Department’s decision to acquire the phone records of AP journalists as well as a number of the wire service’s offices over a two-month period. The move came as a result of a 2012 AP story which leaked the news of a foiled attack on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. The move, which followed the Obama administration’s general policy of trying to shut down leaks, nonetheless was disowned by the White House. “We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “Any questions about an ongoing criminal investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice.” The move has been condemned by many journalists.
22:22 // 1 year ago
April 23, 2013
The AP’s erroneous tweet about explosions at the White House today, the consequence of their account being hacked, had more effect than simply fear going viral, as demonstrated above — it also caused the Dow Jone Industrial average to plummet over 100 points, only to right itself minutes later when the explanation came out. The Syrian Electronic Army, a group in favor of Syria’s ruling Assad government, has claimed responsibility for the hack via their own Twitter. (Image from Bloomberg) source

The AP’s erroneous tweet about explosions at the White House today, the consequence of their account being hacked, had more effect than simply fear going viral, as demonstrated above — it also caused the Dow Jone Industrial average to plummet over 100 points, only to right itself minutes later when the explanation came out. The Syrian Electronic Army, a group in favor of Syria’s ruling Assad government, has claimed responsibility for the hack via their own Twitter. (Image from Bloomberg) source

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January 7, 2013
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October 22, 2012
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August 6, 2012

The Associated Press has created an impressive embeddable interactive graphic to go with the Sikh temple shooting. It explains everything you need to know about what happened. Click above to check it out. (more here)

17:46 // 2 years ago