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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 27, 2017
American Pravda (Associated Press or AP nickname)

The Associated Press (AP) is a news agency founded in 1846 and headquartered in New York City. The AP has been called “American Pravda” by those who believe that it serves a propaganda function similar to the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. “What you don’t know about the AP (American Pravda)” was published in the Daily Kos on August 29, 2008.
The television news network CNN has also been nicknamed “American Pravda,”
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), “Absolutely Pathetic” (since at least June 2006) and “Administration’s Press” (since at least October 2011).
Wikipedia: Associated Press
The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Most of the AP staff are union members and are represented by the Newspaper Guild, which operates under the Communications Workers of America, which operates under the AFL–CIO.
Wikipedia: Pravda
Pravda (Russian: Правда; IPA: [ˈpravdə], “Truth”) is a Russian broadsheet newspaper, formerly the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, when it was one of the most influential papers in the country with a circulation of 11 million.
The newspaper began publication on 5 May 1912 in the Russian Empire and emerged as a leading newspaper of the Soviet Union after the October Revolution. The newspaper was an organ of the Central Committee of the CPSU between 1912 and 1991.
Daily Kos
What you don’t know about the AP (American Pravda)
By Buckeye BattleCry
Friday Aug 29, 2008 · 8:21 AM EDT
I was inspired by Granny Doc’s excellent diary “Taking down the AP” this morning to tell you all something that you might not know about the Associated Press.
As a news consumer, your reasons for disliking the AP are many: slanted reporting, incomplete coverage, sloppy fact-checking, lack of original work, Rupert Murdoch’s involvement, etc.
Free Republic
Ass. Press works better.
So does American Pravda, AgitProp, etc.
12 posted on 09/03/2008 9:45:13 AM PDT by weegee
Bob Michael‏
Decoding American Pravda or AP (Associated Press)... http://fb.me/MdJ8xFMN
4:39 PM - 1 Dec 2010
Absurd AP (Associated Press = American Pravda) blames the housing bubble burst on Reagan instead of on Clinton who was really responsible
8:41 PM - 3 Mar 2013
Original Pechanga‏
Associated Press (AMERICAN PRAVDA)  retracts bogus north pole lake photo http://rare.us/story/associated-press-retracts-bogus-north-pole-lake-photo/ …  h/t Christpher Buckley
9:54 AM - 9 Aug 2013
Bodo Thibodeaux‏
Replying to @FoxNews
@FoxNews The Associated Press (American Pravda) has blood in its hands, as well as de Blasio, Obama, Holder and Sharpton.
8:11 AM - 21 Dec 2014

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