Wednesday, December 17, 2008

AP Stands for Agenda Pushers

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Did you know that Iran is building a nuclear weapon?

I didn't.

The IAEA didn't.

U.S. intelligence didn't.

But The Associated Press surely does!

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is warning that if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon, it could try to attack the United States.

Barak said the world should press Iran to stop it from building nuclear weapons.

He spoke at a conference of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. He said, "If it built even a primitive nuclear weapon like the type that destroyed Hiroshima, Iran would not hesitate to load it on a ship, arm it with a detonator operated by GPS and sail it into a vital port on the east coast of North America."

Indicating the possibility of a military strike, Barak said, "We recommend to the world not to take any option off the table, and we mean what we say." [1]

Ah yes. The only regime in the Middle East that possesses nuclear weapons told them so. The same regime that decides whether AP's W. Jerusalem bureau exists at all has spoken the Gospel, according to AP.

So good to see "the world's most trusted source of independent news and information" living up to its own standards of excellence in journalism.

We must make significant efforts to reach anyone who may be portrayed in a negative way in our stories, and we must give them a reasonable amount of time to get back to us before we move the story. . . . If we don’t reach the parties involved, we must explain in the story what efforts were made to do so. [2]

Readers of this blog know that this is not the first instance of bureau chief, Steven Gutkin, perpetrating this fraud upon potentially billions of AP readers. Hundreds of millions of whom, by the way, are looted for untold billions every year to prop up the war criminal-infested Israeli regime and sustain its ongoing, 41-year ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestinian land. They call this "foreign aid" which, in an indirect way, also keeps the AP W. Jerusalem bureau operating.

So, if you believe it is worth your time and effort, then by all means let Gutkin, his managing editor, Josef Federman, and AP headquarters know exactly how you feel about being lied to through the unchallenged, lying, warmongering mouth of Ehud Barak and other Israeli officials.

AP Jerusalem Bureau
PO Box 13172
Jerusalem 91131
Israel
Tel: 972-2-538-5577
Fax: 972-2-537-6083
Gutkin’s email: sgutkin@ap.org
Federman' email: jfederman@ap.org

AP Headquarters
450 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 1-212-621-1500
Email: info@ap.org

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1. The Associated Press (no byline). "Israel issues new warning on Iranian nuclear arms," en toto and emphasis added. (apnews.myway.com/article/20081217/D954L6K83.html)
2. ap.org/newsvalues/index.html, under "RESPONSES."

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