90 Miles From Tyranny : FAKE NEWS: Associated Press Deletes Tweet That Spread Lie About NRA

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

FAKE NEWS: Associated Press Deletes Tweet That Spread Lie About NRA

On Monday, the Associated Press was forced to delete a factually inaccurate tweet that promoted a lie about the NRA which originated from far-left Parkland activists.

In a now-deleted tweet, The Associated Press wrote: "NRA bans guns at President Trump, VP Pence speeches during it's annual meeting in Dallas."

The lie started when far-left activist Cameron Kasky tweeted a photo of an NRA announcement that stated that firearms would not be permitted at the convention due to the attendance of Pence, and then proceeded to mock the gun rights organization over the statement.

The media then promoted the lie as several news organizations and far-left activists attacked the NRA over the apparent hypocrisy. The Secret Service and the NRA both responded to the claims by saying the NRA did not have jurisdiction over the event and it was the Secret Service's call to prohibit weapons at the event where Trump and Pence were speaking.

The Associated Press quickly deleted their tweet and issued a correction stating: "AP has deleted a tweet that incorrectly said the NRA had banned guns during Trump and Pence speeches at its annual meeting. The ban was put in place by the Secret Service. A corrected tweet is coming."
The new tweet from the Associated Press correctly stated: "NRA members can bring their guns during most of the annual meeting in Dallas – but not while Trump and Pence are speaking. The Secret Service has barred them during their speeches."

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  1. I have no problem if the AP sees the error in it's reporting and issues a retraction. They've done what they should in that case. I would, though, expect them to have vetted the information far better before posting it.

    1. I doubt that even if they had vetted it the opportunity to take a shot at the NRA would be too much to resist


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