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The AP's Complicated Word-Association Test

Ken2523 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 1:36 PM
This is yet another reason why I quit reading AP "news" stories beyond the headlines. Now if I see an AP story that I want read more than the headline, I search the internet and find another source.
Roy323 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 9:54 PM
Ken2523-LIKEWISE!-Except, usually I don't "find another source"-
America is Over Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 4:25 PM
Yep. Propaganda, not news.

In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." For instance, its widely used and influential style guide is being purged of such terms as "schizophrenic" in favor of "diagnosed with schizophrenia."

Most of the chatter about the AP's move has been over its decision to drop the term "illegal immigrant." AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained that the change on "illegal immigrant" was based on the no-labeling policy. "We concluded that to be consistent, we needed to change...