Is the Associated Press biased against Trump?

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In an opinion editorial for MRC NewsBusters, Tom Blumer rips to shreds a story in the Associated Press which slams President Trump for honoring fallen Navy SEAL, William “Ryan” Owens.

Blumer notes that the AP has become increasingly hostile toward President Trump and his administration, since his win against their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Writing for the AP, Tammy Webber’s editorial put emphasis on the claim that Trump’s tribute to Owens during his congressional speech was regarded by many as “a calculated attempt to deflect criticism of his decision to approve a failed military operation and to turn around his administration’s shaky start with a gesture that sought to unify a deeply divided country.”

Webber also insinuated that the raid in Yemen where Owens was killed was all for naught, writing, “Dallek said Trump also might have inflamed the politics around Owens’ death when he again insisted that valuable information was gathered in the raid, despite reports to the contrary.”

Blumer noted that even CNN has now recognized that the mission had positive results and was not a failure. He said Webber had failed to even describe the mission in her story and had only consulted with two “far-leftists” for comment on the matter.

He points to the author’s use of phrases such as “calculated attempt” and “his administration’s shaky start” as indicators of an obvious bias to the left.

The Associated Press is considered the main news source for many in the mainstream media.

On Thursday, we published a report confirming that a whopping 88 percent of broadcast news coverage was hostile toward President Trump during his first 30 days in office.

H/T: NewsBusters

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