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Old March 16th, 2008 #1
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[Even after it has been proved that White Europeans came to Amerca first, the AP continues to spread the Semitically Correct Bie Lie about 'Native Americans.']

Study suggests most Native Americans can trace some DNA back 20,000 years to just 6 women

March 13, 2008

NEW YORK: Nearly all of today's Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA study suggests.

Those women left a particular DNA legacy that persists to today in about about 95 percent of Native Americans, researchers said.

The finding does not mean that only these six women gave rise to the migrants who crossed into North America from Asia in the initial populating of the continent, said study co-author Ugo Perego.
Old March 18th, 2008 #2
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Yes the bravado of the AP is palpable as the pioneering Ancient Americans were in fact White !

They were indeed the First Americans: Identified as "Kennewick Man", "The Spirit Cave Mummy", and from various Ancient Digs throughout North America and all across the U.S. There is overwhelming evidence - ( all White ) ....

In fact the oldest skull ever found in North America at over 13,000 years old was identified as a "Female Causasian".

Archeologists have proven from bountiful Digs in the American southwest, and the northeast that White Europeans were here 2 to 3,000 years before the red Indians.


Find out more about The Ancient European Migrations:

Check out: Europeans Are The First Americans on You Tube:

Craig Cobb did an excellent job posting the videos. It is amazing that even back during the Stone Age the Aryan's technology was cutting edge and out paced the muds.

On You Tube Searches The VIDEO EVIDENCE is listed as follows:

*Europeans Are First Americans - Part 1
YouTube - Euros Are First Americans - Part 1...

*Europeans Are First Americans- Part 2
YouTube - Euros Are First Americans- Part 2...

*Europeans Are First Americans- Part 3
YouTube - Euros Are First Americans- Part 3...

*Special note to antis - this is from the highly respected NOVA series.
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Old August 5th, 2008 #3
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Default What You Should Know about The Associated Press

And What You're Not Learning from Them

The Associated Press is a monstrous contradiction. On one hand, the 162-year-old, corporate-media collective feigns high concern for accuracy, objectivity, and other journalistic principles; on the other hand, it operates at the expense of same.

By way of its being a corporate collective, its top priority is to maximize revenues of its members. While this is not an illegal goal in and of itself, no corporate enterprise should be able to get away with accomplishing that goal at any cost and by any means, including deception and flat-out lies.

Too many people in the world are fooled by AP’s self-styled image of being the most trustworthy source for breaking news the world over. Sure, it is the world’s largest and most widely-distributed news service; but in light of certain patterns of shoddy and sometimes blatantly fraudulent reporting, this only makes it the most dangerous and subversive.

Here are a few facts you may not know about the “largest and most trusted” news service:

1. The Associated Press is the largest mouthpiece for the U.S. government and the Military-Industrial Complex in their militaristic enterprise known as the “War on Terror.”

Have you ever noticed that, when AP releases tallies of Iraq War statistics, nearly all AP’s sources come from the U.S. government and government-affiliated think tanks and NGOs? Who else has more motivation to lie about the illegal carpet-bombing and occupation of Iraq? Is it not odd that in most cases, their stats are greatly at odds with the consensus of independent sources?

AP released a July 26 headline, ”Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost,” wherein unproven U.S. government talking points are stated as facts, while the dubious way in which the so-called war was carried out are omitted. (See this brilliant satirical review of the apple-polishing report.)

In that report, the neocons and their media mouthpieces declare that the U.S. is “winning” in Iraq. But did you know that just a few years ago, the U.S. government — ahem — ”lost” hundreds of thousands of automatic weapons and munitions on heavily-guarded, shrink-wrapped pallets? Where is AP when those turn up on the battle field?

Did you know that the U.S. government has been arming, and literally buying the loyalty of, tens of thousands of Sunni fighters — the “awakening groups” — many of whom were supposedly members of “al-Qaeda in Iraq” who have since turned against U.S. forces? And that their actions amount to a campaign of fratricidal ethnic cleansing?

Did you know that the U.S. presence in Iraq is a belligerent occupation? Not if you’ve been getting your news from AP all this time.

AP is never bothered by the issue of legality when it comes to the U.S. occupation. Heck, it’s not even an occupation anyway. It’s a “war” of “liberation” against “terrorists” and “al-Qaeda” (according to “U.S. officials”); both of whom apparently carry name tags or have the words “al-Qaeda” or “Iran” tattooed on their foreheads.

Only the neocons and other supporters of the so-called war on terror believe that an organized militant group named al-Qaeda actually exists, at least in its alleged capacities.

Why won’t AP ever tell us how U.S. officials corroborate their assertions that those killed on the battle field were in fact what they claim they were? Why do so many Americans believe these baseless assertions? Because AP and other corporate media trumpet them as if they were facts.

2. The conscience of AP is its board of directors; on that board sits tabloid mogul Rupert Murdoch, president and CEO of News Corporation, which owns Fox News, among many other tabloids.

With very few exceptions, all media outlets represented by the AP BoD assume pro-war, pro-Israeli, and pro-unitary Executive stances in their editorial positions.

Did you know that Murdoch’s major holdings — Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the New York Post, etc. — openly advocate violent insurrection in Iran, preemptive war against non-aggressing nations, the use of torture, the denial of due process and habeas corpus, and even nuclear-first strikes against Iran and Syria?

Did you know that the U.S. government is giving away hundreds of millions in U.S.-taxpayer dollars to U.S.-designated terrorist groups such as the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MeK) and Jundallah, for insurrection and general terrorist operations in Iran — and that News Corporation (via Fox, the WSJ, etc.) employs Alireza Jafarzadeh, who promotes illegal regime-change in Tehran by the MeK, which is already carrying out its illicit activities in Iran? AP has uncritically reported Mr. Jafarzadeh’s fraudulent agitprop without revealing these criminal conflicts of interest.

Did you know that fellow aggressive corporatist vulture, Sam Zell, sits on the AP BoD as well? And that both Murdoch and Zell have publicly expressed disregard and disdain for honest, conscientious journalism, in favor of lying to the public in order to maximize revenues? This type of journalism is perfectly acceptable to the conscience of the worlds “most trusted source of independent news and information.”

Did you know that, if hauled off the International Criminal Court (ICC) today, Mr. Murdoch and most of the ideological monsters he hires as pundits and anchors could be tried for incitement to war crimes and crimes against humanity under the Nüremberg Principles and other international laws?

Not if you’ve been getting your news from AP.

3. AP’s West Jerusalem bureau is a mouthpiece for the hard-line, genocidal Israeli government and its illegal settler movement.

The bureau’s editorial staff is comprised of Israelis who live in Israel Proper, and Jewish immigrants who are living as illegal settlers in the Palestinian West Bank. Perhaps this helps to explain why the real terrorists, and their daily attacks on Palestinians, are never revealed by AP or any other major news source. No wonder so many Americans have no idea who is the illegal occupying state (Israel) and who are the occupied people (Palestinians).

Consider this: The Jerusalem bureau releases all AP reports dealing with news originating out of the region. Editorial duties are solely in the hands of Israelis. Add to that the fact that NO news gets out of the Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories (IOPTs) without passing through Israeli military censors, and you may begin to realize why Palestinian suffering is concealed by The Associated Press and other corporate news media.

Did you know that the army touted as the “most moral army in the world” is actually one of the most immoral? Did you know that AP refused to run a story about the terroristic assault and battery of Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer at the hands of some of those uniformed Israeli thugs? Or that when they finally ran the story — two weeks later and after constant barrage of requests — it read like an Israeli government press release, practically blaming the victim and exonerating the assailants?

Did you know that the state of Israel has NO legal claim over East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights (Syria), or the Sheba Farms (Lebanon), and that any Israeli presence in the Palestinian side of the 1967 Green Line is illegal under international law?

Did you know that Israel’s intentional destruction of Gaza’s only power plant in June 2006; it’s restrictions on Palestinian movement; its cut-off of humanitarian aid, fuel, imports, and exports; and its lockdown of Gaza’s fishing industry constitute collective punishment and a belligerent occupation?

Did you know that as a result of the current, two-year-long, Israeli-U.S.-E.U. blockade of Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians of all ages have died for lack of medical care, food, potable drinking water, and electricity? Did you know that those responsible for imposing the blockade would easily be found guilty of every war crime in the book?

Not if you read AP.

Did you know that Israeli soldiers are blackmailing sick and dying Palestinians — bullying them into collaborating with Israel at the cost of being able to travel in and out of Gaza to receive adequate (sometimes, life-saving) medical care? Did you know that thousands of Palestinians are held as political prisoners without formal charges? And that scores of them are women, children, and elderly? And that they are routinely tortured?

Did you know that the 8-meter-high concrete separation wall in the West Bank is illegal according to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and that the wall intentionally separates Palestinians from their land, their jobs, each other, and the outside world? Did you know that Israeli politicians have admitted as much?

Not if you’ve been reading AP. Instead, you’re led to believe that it’s a “security fence” or “security barrier”; the legality and morality of which is ”disputed” or “controversial” or just an “inconvenience” to the Palestinians. According to AP and corporate media, the Palestinian territories under illegal Israeli occupation are actually “disputed” territories — a notion with which only the most fringe of society (neocons, Zionists, AP BoD, etc.) agree.

Did you know that the Israel army has been targeting charitable and educational institutions in the West bank; closing down and ransacking orphanages, food kitchens, mosques, Nablus’ city hall, medical centers, shopping malls, and beauty salons; destroying valuable furniture and equipment; vandalizing public and private property; and that Israeli officials are even bragging about it?

Did you know that all the above atrocities perpetrated against the defenseless, starving, and illegally-occupied Palestinian population constitute every war crime and crime against humanity imaginable?

Not if you read AP. According to AP’s Jerusalem editors, the Israeli Army is simply carrying out security operations in self-defense. How do they know? Israel officials said so. But who corroborates their testimony? U.S. officials. Case closed.

4. AP perpetuates neocon-Likudnik lies about Iran’s nuclear program and the contrived “existential threat” Iran poses to Israel, the USA, and the world.

AP sides with U.S. and Israeli war hawks by concealing facts that contradict the hard-line rhetoric coming out of D.C. and Tel Aviv.

Did you know that Iran never really had a nuclear weapons program? Or that the source of the so-called intelligence against Iran, from 2002–present, comes from the Israeli-assisted MeK (you know, that aforementioned terrorist group)? Or that the alleged evidence allegedly supporting the charges leveled in the so-called findings from said “intelligence” were not even made available to the Iranians, and much of it was not made available to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?

If you’ve been reading AP all this time, you’d think that Iran is the only party protesting the baseless allegations; but did you know that Iran is in good standing with the IAEA, which has repeatedly stated that there is no evidence that Iran is weaponizing?

Did you know that it takes takes at least an 85% rate to enrich uranium to weapons grade, and that currently, Iran is having trouble maintaining even a 3–4% level? Did you know that, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in good standing, Iran has the right to operate its nuclear program free of interference from the U.N. Security Council, and that the UNSC sanctions currently imposed upon the Iranian people are unlawful but for U.S. and Israeli coercion in the U.N.? Not if AP is your prime source of “news.”

AP even breaks most of its own stated principles, especially those pertaining to the treatment of quotes.

Did you know that the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, never said “Israel should be wiped off the map”? Or that he never said that the Holocaust itself was a “myth”? And that he has no authority to wage war or manage the nuclear program? And that the person with the final say in those matters — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — has issued decrees stating that preemptive war and nuclear weapons are un-Islamic (illegal)?

Not if you’ve been reading AP these last 2–3 years.

5. AP habitually conceals the hideous illegality and immorality of U.S. and Israeli actions in Iraq, the IOPTs, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran.

Through editorial shape-shifting, AP makes what is black and white appear grey; in every case, this has benefited the belligerent party, namely the Israeli and U.S. governments.

Instead of citing independent, third-party sources like the the IAEA, international laws, and reputable human rights groups, AP plays the “he said/she said” game, citing only directly-opposing sides of the story. This allows AP to appear as though they are presenting an objective picture, when in fact they are concealing information which would tip the scales (rightfully so) in favor of the oppressed party. And even on the rare occasions when AP cites one of those authoritative third parties, it is made to seem that the afflicted side is only asserting their rights.

Did you know that all U.S.-involved economic, military, and political measures against Iran are not only unconstitutional, but are also in gross violation of the 1981 Algiers Accords and international laws?

Did you know that the September 6, 2007, Israeli bombing of a Syrian construction site is a supreme war crime? And that the Israeli allegations that the site was an illegal nuclear facility are baseless. And that, in the face of Israel’s war crime, they are also moot — regardless of their perceived plausibility? Did you know that Syria is in good standing with the IAEA, and hasn’t violated the NPT?

Did you know that the U.S. military and its mercenary contractors have destroyed and looted mosques, hospitals, schools, national treasures, and other civilian institutions and infrastructure in Iraq and Afghanistan — not for security reasons or self-defense, but out of sheer personal desire and corporate enrichment? Did you know that U.S.-led NATO forces are intentionally targeting civilians and other unarmed human beings in Afghanistan: wedding parties, families, and others who are trying to escape a war zone?

Did you know that each of those acts are supreme war crimes?

Did you know that the main reason for the so-called success of the ”surge” in Iraq was merely a U.S.-funded, internecine, ethnic-cleansing campaign (the genocidal handiwork of those aforementioned “awakening groups”), supplemented by the indiscriminate carpet-bombing of the poorest and most densely-populated Shia neighborhoods?

Did you know that the Iraqi parliament has voted more than once to impose a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops? Or that for the last few years, at least 80% of Iraqis and at least 65% of Americans polled have been in favor of withdrawal? And that Congress’ refusal to de-fund the occupation all these years makes them unfit to serve?

Not if you’ve been relying upon AP and corporate media for your “news” all this time.

It’s time to let AP know that we are tired of being lied to in order to facilitate the demise of the U.S. Republic and innocent people the world over.

Boycott AP. Find out whom the major corporate sponsors of your local AP affiliates are, and make an effort not to buy their products and services. If you own a subscription to any major newspaper or online journal affiliated with AP, cancel it.

And for bloggers: When writing about current events, do not give an active hyperlink to the source if that source is The Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, or any other major corporate media lie machine. If you have no other choice, make sure the attribution you give is not in hypertext format. Do not give these imperial propaganda mills (and their war-profiteering corporate sponsors) the benefit of even one more hit on their websites.

Let’s do what we can to bring the war criminals to justice; that means not only exposing and isolating these empire-apologists, but also praising and donating to honest and conscientious news outlets such as the one you’re reading now, so that the press in this country begins to function as a check on government power, as it should be.
Old November 3rd, 2009 #4
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Tribune Co. newspapers won't use AP next week
Nov 3 02:03 AM US/Eastern

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CHICAGO (AP) - Tribune Co., owner of The Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and several other news outlets, will not use most Associated Press content next week to test whether the financially struggling company can do without it, according to a story on the Chicago Tribune's Web site.

Tribune said it will use some AP material such as sports statistics and stories it considers vital. The Chicago-based company said it is trying to determine whether severing ties with the news cooperative next fall is a viable option.

The company's television stations and newspapers' online editions will not participate in the experiment. Tribune also owns 23 TV stations, The Baltimore Sun and other dailies.

Newspapers' print editions will rely on Tribune staff and several other news sources including Reuters, the New York Times and Global Post. Not all the sources are normally available to Tribune papers, according to the company.

Telephone and e-mail messages seeking comment were left late Monday for Tribune Co. spokesman Gary Weitman and Chicago Tribune spokeswoman Kate Mersman.

"The Associated Press has been working with all members of the cooperative, including Tribune Co., to ensure that the AP news report retains its value to member newspapers and their readers," AP spokesman Paul Colford said in a statement to the company.

Last year, Tribune Co. gave the AP a two-year warning that it might drop the service, effective Oct. 15, 2010. Tribune Co. said at the time that it was keeping its options open while weighing what role AP would play in its future.

As of AP's annual meeting in April, about 180 newspapers—14 percent of the AP's U.S. newspaper membership—had threatened to leave the news service. Reasons varied, but many complaints centered on cost.

The AP Board of Directors in April announced a new $35 million in rate reductions for 2010 for its member newspapers on top of $30 million in rate reductions for 2009. The AP expected the total assessment decreases for papers would average just less than 20 percent, but will vary widely depending on what content newspapers buy.

Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in December because of dwindling advertising revenues and a crushing debt load of $13 billion. Much of that debt was amassed when real estate mogul Sam Zell took the company private in 2007.

Tribune properties across the country have undergone cost cuts, including layoffs.
Old November 3rd, 2009 #5
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Yea and I bet everyone of those six women was an alcoholic that lived in a trailerhouse.
Old December 1st, 2009 #6
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If you ask the average American on the street who edits the Associated Press they couldn't tell you.

The Associated Press (AP), which sells content to newspapers, is currently under the control of its Jewish vice president and managing editor, Michael Silverman, who directs the day-to-day news reporting and supervises the editorial departments. Silverman had directed the AP's national news as assistant managing editor, beginning in 1989. Jewess Ann Levin is AP's national news editor. Silverman and Levin are under Jonathan Wolman, also a Jew, who was promoted to senior vice president of AP in November 2002.

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Old August 13th, 2011 #7
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The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative.

As of 2005, the news collected by the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,000 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The Associated Press operates 243 news bureaus, and it serves at least 120 countries, with an international staff located all over the world.

Associated Press also operates The Associated Press Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations. The AP Radio also offers news and public affairs features, feeds of news sound bites, and long form coverage of major events.

As part of their cooperative agreement with The Associated Press, most member news organizations grant automatic permission for the AP to distribute their local news reports. For example, on page two of every edition of The Washington Post, the newspaper's masthead includes the statement, "The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to use for re-publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and all local news of spontaneous origin published herein."

The AP employs the "inverted pyramid formula" for writing that enables the news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the story's essential meaning and news information.

Cutbacks at longtime U.S. rival United Press International, most significantly in 1993, left the AP as the primary nationally oriented news service based in the United States, although United Press International still produces and distributes news stories daily. Other English-language news services, such as Reuters and the English-language service of Agence France-Presse, are based outside the United States. More recently launched internet news services, such as All Headline News (AHN) are becoming competitive to the traditional wire services like the AP.

Type Not-for-profit cooperative
Founded May 1846[1]
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Tom Curley, President and CEO
Industry News media
Products Wire service
Revenue $631 million USD (2010)[2]
Operating income $14.7 million USD (2010)[2]
Net income $8.8 million USD (2010)[2]
Employees 4,100

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Old August 13th, 2011 #8
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[Most of what you read in your local paper is taken from the AP news feed your paper subscribes to. News stories written by full-time AP bureau reporters and stringers are fed to editors who edit them until they are fully Politically Correct - fit into the story frames and loaded with the terms that advance The System's anti-White agenda. The AP Stylebook guides editors in shaping reality to fit the template. Most of the stylebook is ordinary, useful, neutral stuff for clearing up typical spelling and grammatical problems, or letting the writer/editor know how this or that person, office or agency should be referred to. But whenever somthing touchy and political comes up, the AP always mandates the 'issue' be cut against what is good for Whites and for what advances the jewish agenda for their destruction.]

From the AP Stylebook:

abortion Use anti-abortion instead of pro-life and use abortion rights instead of pro-abortion or pro-choice. Avoid abortionist, which connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions; use a term such as abortion doctor or abortion practitioner.

[Clear political bias. Remember, these 'suggestions' are absolute mandates, not guidelines. You MUST use PC terminology to refer to the murder of babies. Notice how the jews that set the guidelies for AP want to draw attention away from the nastiness of abortion itself by reducing abortion to a modifier for a respected noun like 'rights' or 'doctor' or 'practitioner.' Again - it's not just some guy saying this to a couple reporters - these mandates are across-the-board commandments governing the majority of the printed material in whichever newspaper you buy in your local community, from Alaska to Florida.]
Old April 11th, 2013 #9
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Associated Press Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook

April 2, 2013

The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant."

The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels.

See Also: The Times Is Behind the Times

"The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally," Carroll wrote.

The company's decision comes after years of controversy over the term. Fusion, the ABC-Univision joint venture, does not use "illegal immigrant" because we believe it dehumanizes those it describes and we find it to be linguistically inaccurate.

We wrote last year about how most of America's top college newspapers and major TV networks, including ABC, NBC and CNN, have vowed to stop using the term. Nearly half of Latino voters polled last year in a Fox News Latino survey said that they find the term "illegal immigrant" offensive. A coalition of linguists also came together last year to pressure media companies to drop "illegal immigrant," calling it "neither neutral nor accurate." And some critics of the term, like journalist Maria Hinojosa, argue that those newsrooms that have continued to classify people as "illegal" lack diversity.

Last fall, the AP said they would restrict the usage of "illegal immigrant" to certain circumstances due to the complexity of the immigration experience. Paul Colford, the director of media relations for the AP, addressed the issue in an email, saying that "ongoing, lively, internal conversation" about "illegal immigrant" continued after that announcement.

AP Stylebook editors sat down with a number of groups who were concerned about their entry on the the term in recent years and "sought the views of a cross section of AP staffers" on the issue, according to Colford.

Kathleen Carroll also noted in the Tuesday blog post that the AP prefers to label "behavior" rather than "people," writing that instead of using the term "schizophrenic," the AP now prefers saying that one is "diagnosed with schizophrenia."

"And that discussion about labeling people, instead of behavior, led us back to 'illegal immigrant' again. We concluded that to be consistent, we needed to change our guidance," Carroll wrote. "So we have."

For many, the news will surely come as a huge victory. Charlie Garcia, an opinion columnist for Fox News, CNN and The Huffington Post who has spoken out against the term, said last year that getting the AP to drop the term was the "big fish" in the journalistic debate, because it is the most widely used styleguide in the U.S.

"The AP is the main problem on this issue, because everybody uses them as an excuse," Garcia said.

The "greater majority" of the 1,400 U.S. newspapers that make up the Associated Press Cooperative likely follow AP style, Colford wrote. Now that the AP has finally come around, making a decision that will affect the word choice of hundreds of outlets across the country, we're still waiting on one major U.S. company to drop the term.

New York Times, it's your move.

"Coincidentally, we had been expecting to send a memo to the staff soon, possibly this week," Phil Corbett, the Associate Managing Editor for Standards wrote in an email.

Public editor Margaret Sullivan noted in a blog post that their changes "will probably be more incremental" than the AP announcement but aim to "provide more nuance and options." She also noted that while she once came down on the side of "illegal immigrant" her stance has since shifted.

"My position on this has changed over the past several months. So many people find it offensive to refer to a person with an adjective like 'illegal' that I now favor the use of 'undocumented' or 'unauthorized' as alternatives," she wrote.

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and immigration reform activist who led the charge against the term within the last year, says he hopes other news agencies that haven't dropped the term, like the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Reuters, will now follow the AP's example.

"The Associated Press got this right, no human being is illegal. This is a big victory for immigrants and advocates all over the country who have been urging the Associated Press to stop using this dehumanizing and hurtful term," he said.

"Now it's time for other news outlets to follow the AP's lead and end it for good."
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Default Right about -phobia, cleansing is accurate though.

AP nixes 'homophobia', 'ethnic cleansing'
Comments () By DYLAN BYERS | 11/26/12 3:16 PM EST
The Associated Press has nixed "homophobia," "ethnic cleansing," and a number of other terms from its Style Book in recent months.

The online Style Book now says that "-phobia," "an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness" should not be used "in political or social contexts," including "homophobia" and "Islamophobia." It also calls "ethnic cleansing" a "euphemism," and says the AP "does not use 'ethnic cleansing' on its own. It must be enclosed in quotes, attributed and explained."

"Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder. Those terms have been used quite a bit in the past, and we don't feel that's quite accurate," AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn told POLITICO.

"When you break down 'ethnic cleansing,' it's a cover for terrible violent activities. It's a term we certainly don't want to propgate," Minthorn continued. "Homophobia especially -- it's just off the mark. It's ascribing a mental disability to someone, and suggests a knowledge that we don't have. It seems inaccurate. Instead, we would use something more neutral: anti-gay, or some such, if we had reason to believe that was the case."

"We want to be precise and accurate and neutral in our phrasing," he said.

The changes made to the online Style Book will appear in next year's printed edition.
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Same for Islamophobia.


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