AP ran an outright biased headline accusing the ‘US Army of quietly discharging immigrant recruits’

You may have seen a headline over the weekend that claimed the “U.S. Army” was “quietly discharging immigrant recruits” but there was a huge piece of information blatantly left out of the story. The story, paired with a misleading headline, was run by The Associated Press and was intended to undermine the credibility of the Trump administration, however, it only stoked more distrust in the media.

In fact, the headline was so grotesque it prompted TheBlaze’s managing editor Leon Wolf to issue a case study on how the mass media manipulates real facts to perpetuate lies.

On Monday’s episode of “The Morning Blaze” with Doc Thompson, Doc discussed the dangers of this type of “terribly misleading” and “outright biased lie” to undermine the president and midterm elections.

“This AP story is a magnificent case study in how lazy, sloppy reporting can (perhaps intentionally) tell a misleading story, even if the actual facts presented in the story are correct,” writes Wolf.

“As you dig down into the story, you learn that the applicants for the program in question have to have legal status in the United States and pass a standard background check. One thing that happens when you require people to pass a background check is that sometimes they fail.”

To read the full list of holes in the half-baked story pushed by The AP, click here.

Catch Doc’s response above. 

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.