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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

ARGHHH and GRRRRR

THE OUTSTANDING BIAS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Yesterday, the Associated Press had the nerve to publish this list of Recent Terror Attacks Around the World, which does not include a single attack in ISRAEL!

What, JEWS DON'T COUNT???


A comment from "Queen Esther" at LGF, tells of her experience trying to complain to AP:
A local AP reporter, who had nothing to do with the story, but was somewhat helpful (and mildly concerned) said the story was filed as a sidebar to the story about the recent attack in Saudi Arabia. The story was filed in Riyadh. Shocking (not). She sent me to their NY/Intl office.

The Int'l desk would not elaborate, and first sent me into a general comment voice mail box. A followup phone call to the same Int'l desk (via main no.: (212) 621-1720) gave little additional info. He first suggested I write to AP at 550 Rockefeller Plaza, NY NY 10020. I told him a wire service couldn't possibly expect a complaint requiring a correction should go through the mail, he suggested I contact corporate communications (!) during business hours at 212/621-1670.

I asked him for the name of the International Editor. He wouldn't give it to me.

I asked him for his editor's email address. He wouldn't give it to me.

I told him that it is a disgrace that the AP could run a story listing an account of recent terror attacks in places such as Yemen, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Phillipines, Morocco etc but couldn't bring itself to include mention of any attacks in Israel, in which hundreds of men, women and children have been killed and thousands of others maimed.

The reporter then hung up on me.


NOWHERE on their website could I find contact information for submitting corrections.

The main number for AP Headquarters is 212-621-1599

AP Bureaus by Region are listed here, including:
Denver
1444 Wazee Street, Suite 130
Denver CO 80202-1395
(303) 825-0123
You can also try emailing the AP's "web site for breaking news" at feedback@ap.org

from AP Today: FAQ
Who owns The Associated Press?

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit cooperative, which means it is owned by its 1,550 U.S. daily newspaper members. They elect a board of directors that directs the cooperative.

What is the reach of The Associated Press?

More than a billion people every day read, hear or see AP news.

In the United States alone, AP serves 1,550 newspapers and 5,000 radio and television stations. Add to that the more than 8,500 newspaper, radio and television subscribers in 112 countries, and you'll have some idea of AP's reach.
Please do what you can, and forward this to your lists.


BACKGROUND FIY: The Jewish Virtual Library keeps a list of Major Palestinian Terror Attacks Since Oslo for your reference, and that of the AP.