A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 05, 2012
Absolutely Pathetic (Associated Press or AP nickname)

The Associated Press (AP) is a news agency founded in 1846 and headquartered in New York City. The derogatory AP nickname of “Absolutely Pathetic” has been cited in print since at least June 2006.

Other Associated Press nicknames include “Disassociated Press” (since at least 1950), “Associated Propaganda” (since at least November 1999), “Associated Depressed” (since at least December 2004), “American Pravda” (since at least August 2008) and “Administration’s Press” (since at least October 2011).


Wikipedia: Associated Press
The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative.

As of 2005, the news collected by the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,001 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The Associated Press operates 243 news bureaus, and it serves at least 120 countries, with an international staff located all over the world.

Pop Culture Notes
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The AP: Absolutely Pathetic
I listen to a fair amount of conservative talk radio. In fact, a prized shirt in my collection brandishes Michael Savage’s “Liberalism is a mental disorder” slogan on the back.

Free Republic
House considers independent ethics panel (AP - ‘absolutely pathetic’ article - Guess why.)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | Erica Werner - ap
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2006 8:57:09 PM by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON - House leaders are creating a bipartisan task force on whether to establish an independent ethics panel to police the House, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

National Review Online
AP: Absolutely Pathetic?
By Ed Whelan
June 1, 2007 2:55 P.M.
This AP article today on the Supreme Court term refers to the Supreme Court’s partial-birth ruling by asserting that “the court for the first time banned an abortion procedure.”

TPM
Obama: “I Strongly Stand By My Plan To End This War”
By Greg Sargent - July 15, 2008, 12:06PM
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COMMENTS
Ouch. AP = Absolutely Pathetic
Posted by Shrubbit in reply to a comment from CT Voter
July 15, 2008 1:02 PM

Banned And Dangerous Ministries!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A.P. Must Stand for Absolutely Pathetic Now.

MacResource Forum
Re: Tom Delay get 3 years
Posted by: Black Tea
Date: January 10, 2011 03:11PM

I hate when AP puts out a story on a politician and doesn’t include their party affiliation.
That’s why AP stands for Absolutely Pathetic.

PJ Media
AP-GfK = Absolutely Pathetic Garbage for Koolaiders
Its latest Obama approval poll betrays its (alleged) values.

by Tom Blumer
May 16, 2011 - 12:00 am
A May 5-9 poll released on May 11 by a polling partnership of the Associated Press and GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications purports to show that Americans’ approval of President Barack Obama’s performance in office has risen to 60%, up from 53% in March and 47% in January.

Fellowship of the Minds
Hope and change…
Posted on December 28, 2011 by DCG
(...)
Absolutely Pathetic (AP) goes into spin mode: ...

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Thursday, April 05, 2012 • Permalink