Associated Press’ 2019 guidelines veer further left

Reporters instructed on retooling language in an effort to reconfigure attitudes

It’s not just about grammar and capitalization conundrums. Nope. Those zany folks at Associate Press are hard at work attempting to recraft your attitudes via 2019 stylebook guidelines. Though President Trump is not specifically mentioned, anti-Trumpism is always bubbling beneath the surface in news coverage.

The terms “racist” and “racism” are deserving of their own chapter. It is 2019, after all, and the stylebook’s audience is aimed at reporters who put a premium on dividing us according to ethnicity. African American has lost its dash with the removal of the hyphen. Americans who prefer to just be Americans are out’a luck. Are you unfamiliar with the term “Latinx?” It’s the gender-neutral or nonbinary alternative to Latino or Latina. AP is not simply a news agency. It also constructs language.

Illogically the focus on race is followed up with, “Consider carefully when deciding whether to identify people by race. Often, it is an irrelevant factor and drawing unnecessary attention to someone’s race or ethnicity can be interpreted as bigotry.”

In 2013, SRAZ posted,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press. “

That was followed in 2017 byAP reconfigures language, tries to control thinking — again,” in which the stylebook urged journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race.

In 2010, the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage —- preferring “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”

As early as 2008, at the height of the war on terror, we exposed the absurd guidelines from the Society of Professional Journalists, which called for grouping white supremacists and “radical anti-abortionists” with Islamic terrorists. Jihad was not only verboten, it was sympathetically referred to as “exert[ing] oneself for the good of Islam and to better oneself.” None dare call it what it is: A militant Islamic movement threatening Western civilization.

These two gems were specific in their instructions:

– When writing about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist, radical anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of such activity.

– Use photos and features to demystify veils, turbans and other cultural articles and customs.

The 2019 stylebook’s lead editor Paula Froke, slickly states, “Our first audience is journalists, but the audience is very broad.”

The indisputable fact is, American citizens are the intended audience for the double speak and attitude adjustments. The majority of what you see and hear is fabricated with these leftist threads. Students are inundated with it from kindergarten through graduate school. What was once heralded as the free press, has grotesquely transmogrified to purveyors of mind control.

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9 Responses to Associated Press’ 2019 guidelines veer further left

  1. Mike says:

    What they aren’t counting on is the fact that those of us who matriculated in an earlier epoch still possess the perspicacity to decipher their obfuscations.

    • Mike says:

      (Of course if one of them happens to come across this post you can bet they will be Googling frantically to try to figure out whether I hid anything politically objectionable in that post).

  2. Villanova says:

    That a news distributorship is able to exert such power over the American populace and globally, should alarm us all. These are a few unnamed radicals who have undue power over our culture, by slanting news and manipulating language.

  3. Patriot Dad says:

    SRAZ couldn’t be more correct in describing how American kids are being inundated with this leftist garbage from kindergarten on. “Heather has two mommies,” was the kindergarten book selection in the school district from which we removed our children. They have since thrived in the charter school environment, where books such as these, aimed at normalizing perversion to very young children, are not part of the curriculum.

    https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2015/06/21-childrens-books-that-celebrate-lgbt-families.html

  4. Observer says:

    I’ve noticed the growing tendency to call anti-Semitism “racism.”
    Judaism is not a race. There are three races:
    Caucasoid (White), Negroid (Black), and Mongoloid (Asian). My nephew converted to the Jewish faith nearly 20 years ago. He is still Caucasian. So is wife, who was born into a traditionally Jewish family, and their children who are Jewish. We recently attended one of their son’s Bar Mitzvah.

    You can’t convert to a race, but you can to a religion.

    • Kent says:

      Unless you’re Rachel Dolezal, who convinced many people including her friends, she was black. The truth came out when she was charged with welfare fraud. Her parents outed her.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Be aware that the incendiary Socialist/Marxist buzz words going forward are:
    White Nationalists orWhite Male Nationalists (if the shoe fits).

    They’ve all gotten their marching orders. Dems and their media minions alike.

    On Monday, US Congressman Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against McClatchy News and others for defamation.
    In Monday’s complaint, Nunes again named Liz Mair as a co-defendant, charging this time that she conspired with McClatchy reporter MacKenzie Mays to spread a variety of untruthful and misleading smears — including that Nunes “was involved with cocaine and underage prostitutes” — online and in print.

    Congressman Nunes filed a similar lawsuit in March against Twitter and a Republican “consultant” Liz Mair.
    $250 Million dollars.

    As predicted, now that Ms. Mair is named in a lawsuit, she discovers the US Constitution and decides to hide behind that convenient/
    inconvenient Free Speech thing.

  6. Scott Free says:

    So far AP has not begun using “gender neutral pronouns,” such as xe or ze, preferred by the lunatic fringe. That’s the next step. These are not journalists or standards. What we are witnessing is mind control on a grand scale, since news organizations think of the “style book”as a bible. The actual bible? its pages are good firewood starter.