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AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit Poland

AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit Poland

The Associated Press has FIRED Investigative reporter James LaPorta over his botched story that "Russian Missiles" hit Poland.

That story, widely repeated across the internet and on TV, almost triggered World War 3.   It was taken offline the following day and replaced with an editor’s note admitting the single source was wrong and that “subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack.”

The piece, which was originally co-bylined with John Leicester (who is still working at the AP), attributed the information to a single “senior U.S. intelligence official,” despite the AP’s rule that it “routinely seeks and requires more than one source when sourcing is anonymous.”

An AP spokesperson did not comment on LaPorta’s ouster but instead wrote: “The rigorous editorial standards and practices of The Associated Press are critical to AP’s mission as an independent news organization. To ensure our reporting is accurate, fair and fact-based, we abide by and enforce these standards, including around the use of anonymous sources.”

LaPorta, a former Daily Beast contributor, declined to comment. 

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# C o u pmeanize1962 2022-11-22 22:41
There's a lot of talk online about a coup might be in the works on shooting it's coming from MSNBC news online reading articles the most likely time that would happen would be our Christmas Eve to our New Year's Eve and Mr Turner will be on vacation won't be covered any of it it looks like so I personally think Russia can't fight his way through a paper bag and Mr Turner's been told that and Russia's unable to harm us for Mr Turner to take off that most important week in world history Christmas is the biggest news making it might be when biden's told to go home and we get a new president
# Deja vumeanize1962 2022-11-22 22:39
I got deja vu about Mr chair taking two weeks off from Christmas Eve to after New years it seems like a little before myself and he's done this before well I'm going to tell all you people he's got to stick his in Pennsylvania in that nuclear attack could happen at any moment and that he report his house and made it a bug out and most likely time that this country will come underneath a Putin nuclear song would be on Christmas that's right folks Christmas or anywhere from Christmas Eve to New years Eve that's the most likely scenario there Christmas comes after hours well somebody would have to think more about your heathens and that he's the hand of God to do that I'm thinking about not coming to this website anymore and not listening to him to take off the most too boring us weeks in the world was nothing to do so play along with your presence and this year I won't be having any presents there's nothing like it was in the fast for me
-1 # ENSENADA, MEXICOPSKYWAY 2022-11-22 21:17
I WENT TO ERROL FLYNN'S HACIENDA FOR A SHOW...PRETTY GOOD......CHEAP DOGAS AT THE FARMACIAS...
-1 # YO, MAN, U CAN'T TOUCH THISPSKYWAY 2022-11-22 21:16
https://twitter.com/SteveInmanUIC/status/1594868713127579648?s=20&t=Nqs6AtwX4GjAxNc6KiEAVw
+1 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit Polandbleedingblue 2022-11-22 20:48
I saw this yesterday. Need to fire the other 99% of em
+1 # Americas Propaganda news .....NHydg 2022-11-22 19:29
Those guys have had their head into their asses for a long time ..... AP > Americas Propaganda
# Dog and pony showell 2022-11-22 16:38
Is it all a dog and pony show?
https://twitter.com/shae33172/status/1594941296778829825?s=46&t=J1gy1knrFpqmxXIc7sQVzA
-2 # AP story a "Turkey"sixshots 2022-11-22 12:35
This was to be the big one!
A chance for AP to be the first to report this fiction while furthering the narrative that Russia needs to be reined-in.
It might mean great things for those involved in making the report.
Maybe a Pulitzer, or maybe fame like Woodward and Bernstein.
If it resulted in a war with Russia like the U.S. government appeared to be trying to start, well so-much the better!
But then it happened....The masters of these propaganda puppets informed them that war was not really in the cards right now.
And so the story bombed.
AP's credibility suffered and at-least one career at AP was cut-short.
But it will happen again.
Bad people will continue to do bad things for fame and money.
This time they didn't get away with it.
# RE: AP story a "Turkey"mjc 2022-11-22 19:53
Quoting sixshots:

AP's credibility suffered and at-least one career at AP was cut-short.



It was a short career. He's worked for AP since 2020. Prior to that, he was a freelance journalist and regular contributor to the Daily Beast (where he perhaps learned bad habits)...


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/nov/22/james-laporta-ap-reporter-fired-after-egregious-er/

"LaPorta, who had worked at AP since 2020, said Tuesday that “I would love to comment on the record, but I have been ordered by the AP to not comment.”


https://muckrack.com/james-laporta/bio

"James LaPorta is an award-winning journalist and photographer based in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Afghanistan war.
...
Mr. LaPorta's most recent work has gained national attention, including being cited by members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Notably, his reporting on the Marines United explicit photo sharing scandal inside the U.S. Armed Forces led to a feature article about him in The New York Times, which also ran in the print edition of The Boston Globe. Mr. LaPorta would later testify in front of the Congressional Women's Caucus about his reporting while on assignment for The Daily Beast.

As a freelance journalist, "
# Off topic - this speaks for itself...dave0975644 2022-11-22 12:33
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/22/11/22/1328257/tax-filing-websites-have-been-sending-users-financial-information-to-facebook
# Thanks!Adiff5466 2022-11-22 16:35
Another reason I’m glad to have dumped my social media accounts (other than this one)! But why should we be surprised. It’s pretty scummy though!
+1 # Well,...jrd803 2022-11-22 12:21
It appears that Mr. Zelensky may be falling out of favor with at least some of the US Media.

Video of Tucker Carlson on this issue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMHBsHtolCA

Also see this warnews247 link (where I found the TC video):
https://warnews247.gr/oi-amerikanoi-teleiosan-ton-v-zelenski-afto-to-psema-tou-tha-borouse-na-skotosei-ekatommyria-amerikanon-poios-einai-to-favori-gia-tin-diadochi-tou/
-1 # AP is PropagandaMarlena 2022-11-22 12:10
AP is a propaganda outlet of the Cabal. What's the reporter's name...La Porta...sounds goyish. Poor schmuck got sacrificed probably due to office politics and it buys a little cover for the agitprop bureau. He was just trying to please his superiors. Maybe the editor has a nephew or brother in law who needed this guy's job.
# Probably...Adiff5466 2022-11-22 16:37
He, like an old boss, probably cooked fish in the office microwave! Ugh. I can still smell it. Gag!
-2 # Mr. SpeakerPSKYWAY 2022-11-22 12:05
beam me up
# missiles hit LaportaPSKYWAY 2022-11-22 12:03
Boom
# nowPSKYWAY 2022-11-22 12:04
audit Laporta
# RE: nowAdiff5466 2022-11-22 16:37
...for his bad RePorta. Lol
+3 # BruceBonanzaBruceBonanza 2022-11-22 11:54
Did anyone actually believe that Russia would start WWI1I by lobbing a missle at some farm in BFE Poland? If they’re going to do it, it’ll be a lot more dramatic than that!
-2 # Is he gay?Room 315 2022-11-22 11:38
Well, asking for a friend. Actually asking for my dog Rufus. Rufus has gaydar and when he saw the picture on the screen, old Rufe' "alerted."
+2 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandEddamnit 2022-11-22 11:38
Pay attention to where he lands...
-3 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandPaul Kurzlee 2022-11-22 11:37
This reeking piece of shit should be fired from the planet earth by use of a high power rifle. They already have a new position lined up for this liar and we will most certainly be seeing more of his lies printed on the internet and of course back on their televisions too. This cocksucker aint going anywhere. Unless somebody steps up to the plate and deliver him some real justice for his bald faced lies. That never happens to these msm liars. Not yet anyways.................
+2 # So Freaking Silly...Doug Brown 2022-11-22 11:24
When the missles hit that farm in Poland,
every news outlet were screaming,
RUSSIA ATTACKS EUROPE. As in hot for war.
AP is a diminutive deceptive sack of Pentagon
approved misinformation.
# So freaking sillyBoss 2022-11-22 11:28
is an understatement. God bless you and yours and keep on prayin'. If enough of us repent, maybe the Good Lord will be merciful, as He was
to Ninevah.
+1 # He's just the fall guyChappyusa1 2022-11-22 11:21
This is nothing more then them covering their asses. This guy was told to say those things and it backfired on NWO. So like good commies they are someone must pay and it was this poor turd.

Don't think if they want 90% dead in the world they will not take out who they want?
+2 # First of many-I hope!Smiley1984*! 2022-11-22 10:52
I hope this is the first of many sackings and inquiry's into the behaviour of members of the press, government and health institutions.

Just getting the sack is too good for someone who could have started WWIII, he needs to be made an example of: No pension and Prison.

We should not give these imbecilic, murderous, idiots any quarter, look what happen to Hal Turner, just for making a comment-10 months in high security jail with no privileges.
+1 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandFewThereBe 2022-11-22 10:40
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If pictures of the ukro-nazi's missiles had not come out before they could be squashed, it might have been WWIII indeed.

An act of God IMHO, because the prophetic timing was not right....yet.

BeSureYouAreSaved.com
# Yeah, WellForrest Mosby 2022-11-22 09:53
He’s a punk anyway
# ShadesofGreenjake 2022-11-22 09:35
A little off topic my apologies however a 7.0 earthquake has Struck the Solomon Islands. Very Shallow at 10 km and a Tsunami warning was issued yesterday.

Also this makes 5 EARTHQUAKES in the past 10 days over 7.0 located in the same Southwest Pacific Region.

3 Earthquakes in Fiji at 7.0 magnitude

1 Earthquake in Tonga at 7.3 magnitude

1 Today Solomon Islands at 7.0 magnitude

THE EARTH IS SHAKING.

This will continue and worsen into the NORTH AMERICA REGION SOON.

BE READY EVERYONE AS DANIEL 2:34 will happen in THE FALL BEFORE 21 DEC.
# RE: ShadesofGreenjrd803 2022-11-22 12:27
I have been trying to follow Dutchsinse on YouTube - he has been rather accurate in forecasting areas that will get seismic activity (earthquakes or volcanoes erupting, although he does not explicitly forecast anything volcanic, but at times eruptions occur where an earthquake forecast is).

https://www.youtube.com/@dutchsinse

Also the increased solar activity may be helping things to become more active.
# Shades of GreenBoss 2022-11-22 11:45
The New Madrid fault has been active a couple of times during my life time (75 years). That could break apart the US: one chunk each side of the Mississippi, even tho' it is drying up. FYI: consider moving to the Appalachian plateau; but not near North Carolina hill country that has had some quakes in the last few years. Pray and God bless ya'all.
Also FYI: The Appalachian plateau runs from north MS, north ALABAMA, north GA thru eastern TENN, KY, SE Ohio, and about 2/3 of PA (leaving out eastern 1/3). It covers most of Southern NY, and the Shenadoah hills of VA, and the piece of MD touching West VA. All of West VA is the Appalachian plateau. That is where I live and where Hal now lives....Few big cities except Pittsburg and Chattanooga I think. Self-sufficiency is expected by the everyday folks.
+1 # RE: Shades of Greenjrd803 2022-11-22 12:44
An interesting novel about a future New Madrid earthquake is "The Rift" by Walter Jon Williams.

It is, IMO, an engrossing story and combines scientific accuracy and numerous historical accounts of the 1811/12 New Madrid earthquake. The historical accounts are very interesting in themselves.

Kippis
# Shadesofgreenjake 2022-11-22 12:24
I agree it is important to become self-Sufficient as I have been monitoring these events since July. I have discovered over 14 Volcanoes have erupted around the ring of fire regions and has gradually moved Westward into Europe etc. The EARTH is not the Same since January 2022. There is something happening DEEP within the EARTH that has caused these chain reactions of volcanic eruptions and now MAJOR EARTHQUAKES Southeast Pacific Region. This all START AFTER JULY 18-21 2022.

I have heard of reports from Scientists where the North Pole magnetic field has somehow weekend ( Ruptured ) this past January.

This may explain the kinetic energies that have affected the GEO-PLATES through-out the World.


I am not sure how this will turn out for all of us but to be honest this doesn't look good at all. Too many coincidences have occured in the past 10 days now.

I am hearing now of reports that Mt Rainier (Volcano where Seattle is at its base) has swarms of Tremors in the past 10-18 days.

It MAY erupt sometime in the next 8 days.
-2 # Yes, shadesofgreen...Doug Brown 2022-11-22 11:29
And what about the caribou dancing in
circles?
What about the thousands of sheep
dancing in circles?
And the cats going crazy in south America?
And the cattle dancing in circles?
No explanation.
+2 # RE: Yes, shadesofgreen...389rivka@gmail.com 2022-11-22 13:35
You mention cats and it reminded me of an incident several years ago. Our neighbor at the time was having frequent rows with his wife, nothing violent just noisy out in their backyard .
One afternoon we were chatting out in our backyard on our lounge chairs and our beagle came running over, crawled under the chair and began howling a mournful sound. Not 5 minutes later we heard a single gunshot…our neighbor killed himself. Somehow our dog sensed the tragedy moments before it occurred.

We also had horses when we lived on a Christmas tree farm and a wrangler friend of ours was helping us understand our animals. One comment he made comes to mind. When horses herd up they synchronize their heartbeats. If one horse’s heartbeat speeds up it alerts the herd to trouble. A horse can hear its owner’s heartbeat from four feet way.
Animals are very alert to change/trouble.
# RE: Yes, shadesofgreen...jrd803 2022-11-22 12:31
See the book "When the Snakes Awake" by Helmut Tributsch. He has interesting information on earthquake precursors such as you mention.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262700252/when-the-snakes-awake/

Kippis
# Precursors, shadesofgreen ?Doug Brown 2022-11-22 13:17
The circling animals being seen as
precursors to earthquakes?
As logical an explanation as any.
Fascinating.
Thank you for the reference.
-2 # Did he jump too far out the box?Lexie 2022-11-22 09:32
The aim, it would seem, is to have Russia exhaust military resources and men then Nato rises up and pounces to finish off the prey and claim the prize. Did this sacked journalist overestimate the readiness of Nato or misunderstand the intentions of Zelensky's claim as a signal that it was time? Who knows.
# HistoryWoulf 2022-11-22 20:39
Sometimes has a way of repeating itself. Same story just different means to the ends.
-3 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandCanis Major 2022-11-22 08:45
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“The rigorous editorial standards and practices of The Associated Press are critical to AP’s mission as an independent news organization. To ensure our reporting is accurate, fair and fact-based, we abide by and enforce these standards, including around the use of anonymous sources.”

This is bullshit.
These liberal left news outlet always lean towards government agendas.
Just read their COVID coverage DURING THE COVID LOCK DOWNS. Where is the neutrality there or unbiased reporting.
These assholes are worthless.
Why wasn't the other shit for brains fired, because he was protected by the government that told him lie to other assclown. ...dumb fucks
+2 # Total BSunixguru24 2022-11-22 08:49
They lie for a living. This guy didn't get canned for filing an incorrect report otherwise AP wouldn't have any employees at all.
-2 # Walking it back... WHY?unixguru24 2022-11-22 08:44
If NATO was itching to get involved, this was a golden opportunity. Why did they walk it back? What we do know is this group hasn't suddenly been stricken with the urge to do the right thing. The only thing I can think of is they weren't ready. Curious to see what ideas this thread generates.
+1 # What I don't get....dave0975644 2022-11-22 08:20
about the whole setup is:

The US/NATO have been trying to provoke Russia
and maybe others to use a tactical nuke to justify
a NATO invasion which will become WWIII - they
have been doing this practically since the beginning
of the war in Feb or before... yet given the
perfect setup for their plan they pussied out
pretty quickly with even Biden saying it wasn't
confirmed in his first public statement...
-11 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit Polandmeanize1962 2022-11-22 08:05
Not big bottles but big puddles I can't believe it I hit the Sun and some jackass changes the words I apologize I have some beautiful stories to tell and it just well maybe it's just lately because of this tooth that broke and the part that's in the gum is left there and it's been bothering me and it's hard to talk and say things clearly but today is supposed to get it removed so maybe I'll be back to talk to normal on here in a few days I probably won't talk at all for a few days because it's hard after having a tooth extracted near my nose upper tooth it's a difficult one it's up in the gums he's going to have to go in there to take it out it broke off and someone's praying for me I had a kind of a job offer I won't know for sure until Friday so maybe that's something good and it's more money than I was making kind of excited about it if I'm able to do it it's very physical working for FedEx
# meanize1962Woulf 2022-11-22 20:37
Good luck with that tooth and the job. Maybe now things will start looking up for you. Every Woulf has his day.
-12 # I'm getting a tooth extractedmeanize1962 2022-11-22 08:03
I'm getting a tooth extracted today but as far as the Russians are concerned there's so many things I knew that no one ever told me I knew about skipping the rocks across the lake I used to live by lake Ontario and I used to skip the rocks across the lake and I used to think of putting himself with that and I used to make big bottles to with the rocks now you would like to have it Skip and make a puddle that's what he like to do it's been too many things that I've known and then they came out with them I'm in shock thinking back of all the things rocks were a big thing puddles throwing them skip them about the baby food too I know about that I even used that with my mother that just passed away me when I was a child but she always said she didn't call me using that but I did you know the baby bananas and the baby applesauce I used to love that in my I remember eating that isn't that weird I remember eating in my carriage my baby carrots I really really love my baby food then the year was out and I says Mom isn't a time for regular food she goes yeah one more day so it was a year one day before I got the food I'm so glad I ate something too other than just a baby food it was like graduating from high school
-12 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit Polandmeanize1962 2022-11-22 07:57
I don't know sometimes I think I recall having a c o d e saying I lived at 5:Bedford Street and my dad would come and pick me up over his head and swing me around and I'd be in a room all by myself as a baby I think I remember being a relative to Putin then again it could be my mind playing tricks on me the last 20 something years I know too much about that family not to be and he always seem to be around during bad times in my life through the decades I've been on a Putin ship before about early '90s it came from down south they had their own little boat when I walked down there to the mother and daughter were talking in the kitchen it was a beautiful boat I accidentally really doesn't want some California and the one Brandon Lee was around the same time the article on the magazine and they said no they were not related to them but the relatives were from Moscow and St Petersburg they told me that's considered the most hated most known family now and I think it's so unjust and so not right I used to know a guy that retired walking he used to go to Florida only three or four months every year but when he retired he will move the floor he came back one year and told me how he moved he's just a walking buddy then I heard he died but he had I think a daughter left here his wife I don't know if she still in Florida or not he was a businessman this was back around 1985 when he died it all happened so soon it's sad it was a good person I would just meet him at the spotlight I kept meeting up with him everyday for about a year then I finally started talking to him I was trying to lose weight myself he was skinny I forgot his first name their families are big as the only family around it's really nothing to brag about I'm sure just about every Ukrainian there is on the earth wants to grab him
+5 # Please get helpBoss 2022-11-22 09:16
Whoever you are, if you are not a troll, please get help from a Mental Health professional. God bless you.
+2 # NowCloudNebula 2022-11-22 07:38
let's expose and fire the "senior U.S. intelligence official".
# NopeWoulf 2022-11-22 20:41
He will get promoted.
+1 # RE: Nowmjc 2022-11-22 09:31
Quoting CloudNebula:
let's expose and fire the "senior U.S. intelligence official".


There probably was no "senior U.S. intelligence official".
# RE: NowFewThereBe 2022-11-22 10:42
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+1 !!!
-13 # I'm about 200 miles outmeanize1962 2022-11-22 07:33
I'm about 200 mi away from New York City I was over here eating my breakfast just now and I swear I seen a bright bright flashlight that only lasted maybe 2 seconds come right to my window and hit my back from the direction of New York City is it possible to see all the way out here or is it just the Sun rising
-4 # I thought you were leaving?beattle55 2022-11-22 09:23
???
+4 # Robert Dziokrddziok 2022-11-22 06:54
Since when does AP care about Truth? Nothing but a fall guy as the walls are caving in on the Corrupt Satanic Globalist Controlled MSM. Hypocrites!
+3 # Robert Dziokrddziok 2022-11-22 07:04
BTW if more than one source is required how is it MANAGEMENT let it get through? Answer, because they WANTED the "story" out there. Decades ago there would have been multiple checks to insure. Those days are gone in todays world of MSM propaganda, lies and deception for their Satanic Globalist Controlled Masters. Hypocritical Management using him for a fall guy now.
+4 # ZelenskyTheophorus 2022-11-22 06:47
Let us not forget that zelensky said it too. Can we fire him??
# RE: ZelenskyWoulf 2022-11-22 20:46
From a HIMARS? or just a cannon? "Circus clowns" always get shot from a cannon.
-1 # Fire zelenskyAussie for Yah 2022-11-22 07:16
Yes, with a nuke.
+8 # NPR will pick him upA706 2022-11-22 06:31
He's not your Summer, Spring or Winter Guy — He's the Fall Guy.....
+14 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandErfman 2022-11-22 06:04
I'm surprised they fired him. He was giving them what they wanted.

I guess they needed a fall guy so they could pretend to still have journalistic integrity.
-4 # IntegrityBoss 2022-11-22 09:14
is a Virtue. No offense to those who are not especially religious...But for those who are, u'all may wana' check Dr. David Jeremiah Turning Point for two sermons (Sunday and yesterday) on the importance of Integrity. God bless and keep on a' prayin'.
+6 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandJohn Galt 2022-11-22 06:53
Quoting Erfman:
I'm surprised they fired him. He was giving them what they wanted.

I guess they needed a fall guy so they could pretend to still have journalistic integrity.


Three weeks paid vacation, then they’ll hire him back with a raise and a promotion.
+1 # RE: AP Fires Reporter Who Claimed "Russian Missiles" Hit PolandGunner 2022-11-22 07:03
Promotion for sure or wait is that just Govt that pulls that stupid incompetent shit?

 

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