Article encourages Oppression Olympics: ‘Gays May Diverge From Blacks as Top Court Reshapes Rights’

By: Friday December 14, 2012 8:56 am

Civil rights aren’t a zero sum game, yet a Greg Stohr, in a Bloomberg News article, seemed hell-bent on crafting a piece that pits LGBT rights against the rights of people of color. And the needlessly divisive piece starts with it right out of the box: The legal fortunes of gays and racial minorities may move [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: The Associated Press’s Discouraging the Word “Homophobia” is Discouraging

By: Monday December 3, 2012 3:51 pm

The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are “discouraging” use of the word “homophobia.” The AP Stylebook is the widely used guide that media use to standardize terms and general usage. Why should the LGBTQ community be in a kerfuffle about it? Because the editors made their decision without consultation with the nation’s leading LGBTQ [...]

Pennsylvania newspapers refer to white supremacist org as ‘white people’s rights group’

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:29 pm

The Philadelphia Daily News picks up a story by the Scranton Times-Tribune and doesn’t seem to have a problem with that phrase. Even worse, the Associated Press editors didn’t see an issue either. I love it when newspapers and other traditional media get on indy blogs for having “no editorial standards” and then lo and [...]

AP’s content licensing venture NewsRight – another Righthaven threat in the wings?

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 10:31 am

You may have heard about Righthaven, LLC, the copytrolling-for-profit enterprise that forced a lot of blogs to either shut down, pay up or face lawsuits over alleged infringement. It hit plenty of legal skids (including a finding that it had no standing to sue) that has basically taken it down, but not before extracting settlements [...]

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