The national media continue to beclown themselves. The Associated Press provides the most recent example.
On Saturday, the AP waded into the battle over Radio Mambi, a Spanish-language radio station in Miami backed by Cuban-Americans who appreciate its conservative, anti-Castro views.
A George Soros-backed group called the Latino Media Network has offered $60 million to buy Radio Mambi and 17 other stations around the country. Republicans, such as Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis, have denounced the sale, saying the LMN wants to silence conservatives.
For its part, the AP told the story of this dispute, and noted comments by Martha Flores, a former Radio Mambi host, who objected to the sale.
The problem: Flores died in 2020. She was 92. Conservative commentator Giancarlo Sopo picked up on the Flores reference.
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“I’m so confused by this article. The AP says it interviewed Miami Radio host Martha Flores on Wednesday, but she’s been dead for two years. How the hell did they pull this off? Séance? An ouija board?” Sopo said on Twitter.
Sopo added in another tweet, “All I’m going to say is that if you saw Martha at a press conference this week, don’t call your editor. Call these guys….” He then included a GIF of the original “Ghostbusters” movie.
DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw also weighed in, noting on Twitter, “Typical example of the journalistic standards of the AP. Claiming that they interviewed someone who is not even alive… and they want you to believe their ‘fact checks.'”
Another conservative journalist, Ian Miles Cheong, tweeted, “Well she did decline to speak.”
Two days after the original story was posted, the AP corrected itself. Its correction noted in part, “Flores died in 2020. The comments were made by another woman.”
Nothing to see here.
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