Tag: Associated Press

August 14, 2012
image of an Amish Buggy

I noticed an Associated Press (AP) story published Monday evening with a very misleading headline. It read “Amish in Ohio Hair-Cutting Case Seek to Avoid Oath”. Why is it misleading? Those of us who struggle to support separation of church and state know why it is misleading. The AP headline was basically biased toward people who don’t want to swear an oath in court.

The story was about the current criminal case in Ohio involving a dissenting sect of Amish people who had cut the hair and beards of other Amish people who they thought were observing their faith incorrectly. The story leads with:

December 11, 2007

Woke up Monday morning to an AP story concerning the recent church shooting in Colorado: “Colo. Church Gunman `hated Christians'” What? How did they come to that conclusion? People get hurt when news organizations rush to report.