[Ed. – Never let a surge go to waste.]
The Associated Press agrees with President Biden’s White House that the situation along the U.S. southern border is not a “crisis,” and it instructed staffers not to use the dreaded c-word when reporting thousands of unaccompanied children have attempted to enter the country.
Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela tweeted a series of images from an internal memo the AP distributed warning staffers not to call the situation a crisis. The Associated Press confirmed its authenticity in a statement.
“That is indeed is a memo from AP Vice President and Editor-at-Large for Standards John Daniszewski,” an AP spokesperson said to Fox News.
The subject line was “From the Standards Center: A note about the current increase in border entrances,” and the internal memo detailed why the AP felt the need to use “accurate and neutral language” in its coverage of the situation along the border.