Friday, September 21

AP describes vandals as "artists"

The Associated Press is a disgrace.  The wire service recently ran a story about an activist who wanted to buy advertising space in the NYC subways for an ad saying "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."


Predictably, once the NY Transit Authority learned the content of the proposed ad, it refused to let her buy the space.

Unpredictably, she sued.  And won.  So the ads will go up.

Now here's the weird part:  The AP piece notes that the same ads went up in San Francisco buses awhile ago.  And as you could probably guess, they were immediately vandalized.  And guess how the AP writer and editors describe the culprits?

"Artists."  Not "vandals."  Not "thin-skinned assholes who love to riot and burn cars and kill ambassadors over cartoons or bad videos."

"Artists."

Fuck you, Associated Press.  You're idiots.  If not worse.

Here's an educational mental exercise:  Suppose an artist produced a work arguably insulting to Christians--say, a big photo of a crucifix submerged in urine.  And suppose someone vandalized the photo in protest.  What are the odds the AP would describe the protester as an "artist"?

But no bias at the AP.  Not a bit.


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