This is why I hate the AP

Look at this misleading headline and lead.

Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade
Iran’s president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country’s National Army Day.

Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has shown it has no hostile intentions toward anyone in the world, including the United States, which has long been considered an enemy.

“During the talks, we announced to the world and we say so again … we are not after war, we are after logic, we are after talks,” Rouhani said.

Sounds just wonderful, doesn’t it?

Now look at the Reuters lead.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday.

Chanting “God is Greatest”, troops paraded missiles carriers, some bearing banners saying “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, armoured personnel carriers and unmanned surveillance aircraft as well as small submarines with men wearing aqua-lungs alongside.

Unlike hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani did not use his speech to lash out at the United States and Israel, which Tehran refuses to recognise.

The AP whitewashed all mention of the usual anti-Israel and anti-America propaganda. Because narrative.

And this is why I can’t stand the AP. It almost never gives you the full story, though it claims it does. AP obviously stands for All Propaganda–all the time.

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One Response to This is why I hate the AP

  1. Soccerdad says:

    FWIW, Reuters has actually been doing better reporting on Iran than the WaPo or NYTimes. The MSM generally seems more concerned with the P5+1 negotiations (and pretending that they’re a sign of moderation on the part of Iran) than in reporting on what’s going on inside of Iran.

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