The left-wing Associated Press brazenly lied to its Twitter followers Tuesday afternoon about the words shouted by Kori Ali Muhammad, the 39 year-old man suspected in the racist shooting deaths of three white people in Fresno, California (police say he has already confessed). The AP tweet in question reads, Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted “God is great” before killings.
That tweet is a bald-faced lie.
According to police, Muhammad did not shout “God is great.” What he shouted was “Alluha Akbar,” which is Arabic for “God is great.”
Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted “God is great” before killings. https://t.co/rrSOzfEXaB
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2017
By putting “God is great” in quotation marks, the AP is telling its readers that those are the exact words shouted by the suspect, when the AP knows that those are not the words shouted by the suspect. And how do we know the AP knows its own tweet is a lie? Because the AP story linked in the tweet tells the truth, while at the same time keeping the deceit intact: