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WTF MSM!? Associated Press claims new Cuban president was “elected”

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Words matter … Yesterday the communist government of Cuba selected Miguel Diaz-Canel as the only candidate to replace outgoing president Raul Castro. But that’s not how all media organizations reported the news. For instance, here’s a tweet from the Associated Press this morning: “BREAKING: Miguel Diaz-Canel elected president of Cuba.” Note that word “elected.” Diaz-Canel was not elected; he was in fact selected by Communist Party members. Words have meaning.

The AP characterization was so egregious that even the social media team at Dictionary.com called the news organization out in a tweet:

Bravo.

A first time for everything … This week James Comey has been on a media love fest book tour. He’s faced many friendly questions from reporters eager to hear Comey dish on President Donald Trump. While most of the questions have been friendly, it’s good to know that there is at least one harder-hitting journalist left in the world.

In an interview for Washington D.C.’s WTOP morning drive program, Joan Jones asked Comey, “Why wouldn’t the smashing of cell phones and destruction of thousands of emails during an investigation clearly be obstruction of justice?”

Comey, stunned, said it was the “first time I’ve been asked” about obstruction of justice regarding Clinton associates. You can read more about this at NewsBusters. What is more surprising — that most in media did not ask this question, or that someone actually did?

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