Surprise! AP embraced #StandWithWendy, follows ‘policy’ for Cruz-related hashtags

How ’bout that?

Flashback:

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/355911854285004800

After late-term abortion defender Wendy Davis’ pink-shoed filibuster in the Texas state Senate, the Associated Press proudly tweeted out the #StandWithWendy hashtag.

The July tweet has since been deleted. While the AP later acknowledged that it “violated policies on steering clear of opinion or advocacy,” the news org did not issue an apology.

The AP seems to have a strange new respect for “steering clear of opinion or advocacy” now that Sen. Ted Cruz is holding an epic filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor. No #StandWithCruz, AP? No #MakeDCListen? No virtual tampon pom-poms for Cruz?

Turning over a new leaf, eh AP?

Will “policies” get pushed to the wayside next time AP journos swoon their way into left-wing hero worship?

Stay tuned.

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