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'Like the title of a Hamas press release': This is how the AP does 'objective journalism'

It sure looks that way. Here’s the oh-so-esteemed Associated Press making Hamas proud:

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Actually, the AP quietly altered the article after publication. The tweet simply summed up the opening paragraphs of Bradley Klapper’s original article (titled “With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support”).

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.

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After media watchers responded to the AP tweet, the news org revised the opening paragraphs of the article:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.

Many even have criticized the administration’s effort to stop violence that has killed more than 1,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 40 Israeli soldiers and three civilians this month.

The tweet has not been deleted.

https://twitter.com/TheRealBepo/status/494080440031248386

https://twitter.com/beegdave/status/494085260465143808

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Update:

‘Yeah, nice try’: AP ‘revises wording’ of its anti-Israel tweet

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