The double standards of the AP (American Pravda). Offend a military family? Just fine, who cares that they have suffered the loss of a loved one who died serving his country. Offend Muslims? Oh, we wouldn't dare do that.
Read from Sweetness & Light:
AP Standards – Parents Vs Muslims
"From our previous post of the September 3, 2009 Associated Press article defending their decision to publish and distribute photos of a mortally wounded US Marine:
AP and the Death of a Marine
September 3, 2009
'… Thursday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called AP President Tom Curley asking that the news organization respect the wishes of Bernard’s father and not publish the photo. Curley and AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said they understood this was a painful issue for Bernard’s family and that they were sure that factor was being considered by the editors deciding whether or not to publish the photo, just as it had been for the AP editors who decided to distribute it…'
Now, compare and contrast Ms. Carroll’s statement on the Associated Press’ decision not to distribute the Mohammed cartoons.
From a February 2006 article from News 24:
Just a cartoon?
… The Associated Press has chosen not to distribute the drawings.
'"We don’t distribute content that is known to be offensive, with rare exceptions. This is not one of those exceptions. We made the decision in December and have looked at the issue again this week and reaffirmed that decision not to distribute," Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said in response to queries about the cartoons…'
You see, it’s okay to offend grieving parents of American soldiers.
They won’t blow up your building or cut off your head."
Those at the AP aren't worthy to lick the boots of the dead Marine who died to preserve their freedoms.