AP Editor “Can’t Imagine” A US Intelligence Official Being Wrong

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The Associated Press journalist who reported a US intelligence official’s false claim that Russia had launched missiles at Poland last week has been fired. As we discussed previously, AP’s anonymously sourced report which said ‘A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people’ went viral because of the massive implications of direct hot warfare erupting between Russia and the NATO alliance. AP subsequently retracted its story as the mainstream political/media class came to accept that it was in fact a Ukrainian missile that had struck Poland. AP’s firing of reporter James LaPorta looks at this time to be the end point of any accountability for the circulation of this extremely dangerous falsehood.” (11/23/22)