My understanding is that, if you have an abuse problem, you can’t treat it until you acknowledge it. I’ve already alluded to the fact that the AP resolutely refuses, ever, to acknowledge mistakes in its reporting. Apparently those who rely on its reporting to advance their agenda also refuse to acknowledge that many AP reports are rife with errors and falsehoods. Fortunately, I don’t need to take my somewhat limited time and very limited energy to develop this theme because the Confederate Yankee did a wonderful post neatly summarizing the AP’s many failures, and questioning the echoing silence on the Left in the face of these manifest problems.
The only refrain I keep hearing in my head is “Fake but accurate.” You remember that phrase from Rathergate. It turned out that the MSM didn’t really care that the documents about Bush were fake, because these same documents fit so neatly into their paradigm that their actual accuracy was irrelevant. Here, the paradigm is to see the US lose the war, and anything that furthers that goal is apparently okay with the AP and its acolytes.