It must really be miserable to work for the AP. They can’t even get away with perfectly good lie or lies as in the case of the building they shared with Hamas. Israel bombed the building because Hamas was working out of there using human shields which has always been a main cog in their game plan. AP criticized Israel for bombing the building they occupied.
Israel then said what they had said before the bombing is that Hamas in the building was a legitimate target. Israel warned the owner of the building in advance so he could warn his tenants. So then Israel bombed the building.
Then, the president of the AP denied that Hamas worked out of the building and that the AP had been in that building for fifteen years without a hint that Hamas was there. Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt, then took his lies one step further and demanded that Israel provide proof that5 Hamas was working out of the building.
Israel responded with a smoking gun provided by a former AP reporter who worked out mof the building in question
Former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman wrote for the Atlantic:
When Hamas’s leaders surveyed their assets before this summer’s round of fighting, they knew that among those assets was the international press. The AP staff in Gaza City would witness a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering reporters and other civilians nearby—and the AP wouldn’t report it, not even in AP articles about Israeli claims that Hamas was launching rockets from residential areas.
(This happened.) Hamas fighters would burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff—and the AP wouldn’t report it. (This also happened.) Cameramen waiting outside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City would film the arrival of civilian casualties and then, at a signal from an official, turn off their cameras when wounded and dead fighters came in, helping Hamas maintain the illusion that only civilians were dying. (This too happened; the information comes from multiple sources with firsthand knowledge of these incidents.)
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[Paul] Colford, the AP spokesman, confirmed that armed militants entered the AP’s Gaza office in the early days of the war to complain about a photo showing the location of a rocket launch, though he said that Hamas claimed that the men “did not represent the group.”
The AP “does not report many interactions with militias, armies, thugs or governments,” he wrote. “These incidents are part of the challenge of getting out the news—and not themselves news.”
That article was written 7 years ago, well within the time the AP was in the building. Denying the fact was a cover up. When news organizations work with the terrorists, you know you can’t trust anything they publish. They are off my reading list.