Did the Associated Press really announce that it stands with late-term abortion defender Wendy Davis in her fight against the right to life?

Yes, yes it did. Advocacy journalism on parade:


The #StandWithWendy hashtag is used by the Texas state senator’s supporters to profess their allegiance to their “hero.” Its use in that AP tweet signed “JM” didn’t go unnoticed.


When the AP “evolved” its stylebook to exclude “illegal immigrant,” Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin wrote:

It’s not media bias that’s the problem, of course. It’s the sanctimonious pretense of objectivity to which these alleged practitioners of journalism cling.


Despite the endorsement of Davis and her tampon-toting #StandWithWendy supporters, the AP tries desperately to cling to that pretense of objectivity. What say you, AP?


Hat tip: @hale_razor

  • OpenTheDoor

    So, we know AP is a whore, are they still discussing price?

    • CatHerder

      It’s a freebie.

    • rennyangel2

      Cons. sites shouldn’t bother repeating the blather the AP produces. It is all muzzie commie propaganda.

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        It needs repeating for the newly awakened.

  • Mark81150

    Nice to know that the AP supports Wendy…

    when her position on no limits on abortion of any kind ever, even 7th, 8th, 9th month abortions and basic sanitation requirements in clinics so girls don’t die like they did with Gosnell, and hospital admitting privileges so botched abortion teens don’t bleed out in a dirty clinic…. are so extreme..

    even a majority of moderate pro-abortion voters don’t support her views..

    The woman opposes basic sanitation inspections for God’s sake..

    on what planet is that even rational?

    AP now stands with the people who’s only beef with Gosnell is he got caught..

  • ElbethL

    It is possible they were using the tag to increase their story’s visibility. That being said, I suspect they have enough followers that that possibility is remote.

    • Maxwell

      I could see that. Using the hashtag would expose it Wendy’s fans, who may not follow AP’s twitter. They may then chose to follow AP because they think AP supports Wendy.

      … still shameless. Smart though.

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        If it was intended to boost follows, they would hashtag both sides. The anti-Wendy side polls twice as many as the pro.

  • crookedwren

    So the AP is okay with the willful murder of babies by their own mothers. (AP FYI: DNA PROVES they are human babies.) Just as they are okay with 4 men being murdered in Benghazi (“What Difference Does It Make” how or why it happened — or why there were three stand down / stay-in-place orders & absolutely no attempt at rescue — while lying to the country, the UN, the world, and worst of all the families of the victims about it not being a terrorist attack.) Just as they are okay with the video maker going to jail for a long time for making a video (according to 1st amendment rights) that was offensive to our new monarch. Just as they are okay with an AG who repeatedly lies before Congress. Just as they are okay with . . . .ad nauseum.

    Pravda / TASS has nothing on you, AP.

    You’ve lost your souls and your consciences. How you sleep at night or face yourself in the mirror is beyond me.

    • SkyePuppy

      They can’t see their reflections in the mirror. Vampires, you know…

  • Jack Deth

    Question for AP:

    Do you still accept payment through PayPal, Internet and Social Media; or are you more traditional and only accept cash left folded on top of the bureau?

  • eeddggy

    All should cancel their newspaper subscriptions and shut the corrupt media down.

    • Lori Rodriguez

      unfortunately, the AP goes into all newspapers… which to cancel first? hmmmmm

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    A.P. Media bias..As it was then, is now, and ever shall be, Amen….FOX NEWS, Drudge, Breitbart, etc. should CUT THEM OFF as a Viable News Source;Go back to the National Enquirer! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Exodus2011

    So, the AP stands with pro-abort Wendy and the Culture of Death, …… while Madame Steel Spine stands with those Americans fighting for the Culture of Life to prevail …

    DEO GRATIAS for the rugged Palin family who do not cower when the Leftist Bullies unleash. There are so many things about Gov Sarah Palin that trigger their irrational hatred … in fact, you would have to say that EVERYTHING about her drives them nearly crazy with anger, hatred ……. and FEAR

    It is a little known fact but Gov Palin’s appearance on the National Stage on Sep 3rd 2008, (she and her family, including her younger son Trig introduced to > 40M Americans) had a profound impact on the key cultural issue of abortion.

    If you track the bimonthly Gallup Poll numbers for pro-life/pro-choice through 2008, and look what happened at the sep/oct mark, then the trend since, you will see that the pro-life numbers exceeded pro-choice in America for the FIRST time, I think since Gallup has begun polling the issue.

    IMV, THIS statistic is at the root of the Leftists’ FEAR of Gov Sarah Palin and is why they respond with PDS whenever she becomes prominent in the Media. If the Palin family were to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, would American Culture continue to move in the current direction of degradation, or is there a chance there would be a cultural swing toward more traditional American values?

  • TocksNedlog

    Time to pin the blame on a low-level staffer or a summer intern.

    • tops116

      Anonymous firings for everyone!

  • stillinthe60s

    Don’t forget the head douche of AP gave a slobbering kiss intro for BO during 2012 campaign. Guess AP is no longer concerned about BO’s admin spying on them!

  • Jeff-Bob

    I’m a fan of Wendy’s. The restaurant, not the liberal Texas senator!

  • David Hamm

    The AP is a POS bunch of sheep .

  • Michael Dorstewitz

    AP seems to have deleted their tweet — no matter, here’s a screen shot

    • tops116

      Well, that answers CatsPolitics’ question.

  • Michael Dorstewitz

    AP seems to have deleted their tweet — no matter, here’s a screen shot

  • tops116

    AP’s just trying to curry favor with Team Obama what with all the spying and audits going around lately.

  • Maxx

    While I agree with many that this country has more than enough cackling liberal mouthpieces masquerading as journalists, I would remind the AP that aborting five-month-old babies is NOT my way to control future liberal infestation on the nation.

  • 912er

    They pass out condoms in schools and for those that practice unprotected sex they have Plan B….For those that choose neither option,they can get an abortion up to 20 weeks after contraception…..After that point it is considered a viable life which cannot be killed….The left say they want compromise…I think the pro life crowd has more than compromised on this issue.

    • TexSizzle

      They define compromise as “Give me my way.” There is no compromise with them in the dictionary definition of the term.

  • Devin Andrew Ring Cassidy

    This comes as absolutely no surprise to me whatsoever.. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’m surprised it took THIS long for them to outright declare their lack of ethics and journalistic integrity, as it’s been an open secret for ages.

  • Devin Andrew Ring Cassidy

    This comes as absolutely no surprise to me whatsoever.. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’m surprised it took THIS long for them to outright declare their lack of ethics and journalistic integrity, as it’s been an open secret for ages.