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AP Style Book Censors 'Pro-Life,' 'Terrorist,' and 'Islamist'

For well over a millennium the Associated Press has operated with the use of a style guide that writers refer to as “The Journalist’s Bible.” With more than 200 million distributed since 1977, students, writers, editors and businesses have been instructed in grammar, punctuation and word choice.

The idea has been to “neutralize” words, or “depoliticize” concepts in order to present information to readers in a way that removes bias on the part of the reporter and clarifies issues.

A number of critics, including Rachel Alexander, said in an opinion piece for “The Hill,” that the opposite has been true in recent years.

“More often than not, style writers have been more interested in censoring conservative words while promoting language that liberals tend to favor,” Alexander said.

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