Joe Elliott's letter ("The AP thinks we're stupid," The Daily News, Sept. 20) echoed my own sentiments about The Daily News' overuse of AP-authored articles to report so many news articles, especially those regarding President Trump, political takes on national and international news, and "fact-checking."
Today's (Sept. 20) reporting of Trump's speech to the U.N. was praised in many circles as firm and long overdue as different from the pablum Obama and other Presidents have appeasingly spoken before the U.N. Yet, today's reporting of that event used the AP take, implying Trump was dangerous and even deranged for making such a speech — a twist on truth that Elliott alluded to. That North Korea, Iran, Venezuela were in Trump's sights this time around, along with the repeated dismal failure of socialism, causes many to welcome this bold change by an American president.
Come on, The Daily News: Man up and try putting America first by fair reporting, and less use of the AP for fillers.