In March 2016, the Associated Press was shuttered.
A month later, the Washington Post was acquired by News Corp. And a month after that, Politico was bought by Disney.
But the two organizations’ journalists were still writing for the AP.
So why do these newspapers still exist?
And how did they get here?
ABC News: We are not the only ones with fake news, as we have seen with other outlets that have tried to peddle it.
But, by far, the AP and the Post have created a fake news phenomenon by making it a central part of their news operations.
So far, this has led to some of the worst coverage in the country, from the deadly bombing of a church in South Carolina to the death of a pregnant woman in Louisiana.
We know the AP is fake because of its headlines.
The New York Times and the Washington Examiner are both owned by the same billionaire group.
The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal both print fake news.
The Washington Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which is also a major owner of the AP, which has since merged with The Washington Times and is owned largely by the Murdoch family.
So, this is a company that is clearly not a credible news source.
The AP, however, has taken its fake news into new territory by trying to be more transparent.
So how did this news operation start?
After the Associated Americans closed in 2019, the New York City Police Department’s internal affairs division investigated and ultimately fired the AP reporter who broke the story that a young black man was arrested for assault.
The story had been picked up by The New Yorker and the Chicago Tribune, and it quickly gained a reputation for being fake news: the AP had lied to the AP’s own internal affairs unit about who it interviewed, and who it shared the name of the man with.
The case was settled out of court in 2020.
The department also investigated the AP for allegedly using fake information in a story about a man who had been accused of sexual assault.
That story was picked up in the same year and then debunked by the AP itself.
But it was still used by the department and the AP to justify its decision to fire the reporter.
And the AP continued to publish fake news throughout the 2020s, including a story that claimed that a man with mental health issues was being prosecuted for raping his wife.
The news agency did not acknowledge this story was fake until this year.
Then, in January 2020, the Justice Department sued the AP in federal court over the story.
It accused the AP of “a pattern and practice” of publishing false or misleading news about police shootings and other cases.
In the complaint, the department said that the AP violated the First Amendment by publishing “false, defamatory, and defamatorously defamators” and that the story “created a false impression of the existence of a criminal prosecution.”
The AP defended itself by saying that it was just following the laws of the state in which it operates.
The federal lawsuit was dismissed on April 11, 2020, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the case was moot because the lawsuit was filed in an “in-state jurisdiction” and because the Justice Dept. had already dropped the federal lawsuit.
But in a ruling last month, the appellate court rejected the APs claim that it had been defamed in the lawsuit, and said that because it was “unable to prove its allegations” it had “no standing to litigate in the state courts” in which the Justice department alleged that it defamed the AP story.
And that’s exactly what the AP did.
The lawsuit has been ongoing ever since.
The judge in the case found in favor of the Justice of the Peace and the district attorney of Los Angeles County in the DOJ’s dismissal of the case, finding that the Justice and district attorneys had not “made any factual findings as to whether the alleged defamation of the news media was intentional or reckless.”
The judge also said that “there is no evidence that the plaintiffs engaged in actual malice.”
What the court did find, however was that the DOJ had failed to provide any evidence to back up its allegations.
For example, the DOJ has never cited a single source for the false claims that the news outlet had fabricated stories about police shooting victims and false reports that officers had been charged with misconduct in a case.
The DOJ has also never cited any evidence for the claims that AP reporter Adam Davidson was falsely accused of lying to a federal agent in a criminal investigation of the department.
It’s unclear how the Justice was able to find evidence of the false stories that were circulating online, but the department has claimed that the false information originated in the AP newsroom.
And, as the AP has long acknowledged, its newsroom is located in Washington, D.C. The Justice Department also alleged that the Washington,