AP Adopts False Hezbollah Claims

The self-declared mission  of the Associated Press (AP) is to provide news "of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed." AP's code of ethics calls for "impartial treatment of issues." Why then does the wire service adopt the position of Hezbollah — a group designated by the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, presenting the terrorist group's propaganda as fact?

Reuters and AP Echo Hezbollah

Reuters and Associated Press covered the slaying of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah terrorists on July 20, 2004 in reports that could have come straight from Al Manar, Hezbollah's main propaganda engine.