Twitter users outraged over AP’s treatment of McBride shooting verdict

The Associated Press is catching a barrage of criticism for its Tweet on Thursday about the conviction of a Dearborn Heights man who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old Detroiter.

The popular news wire changed the wording of a Tweet after people began to complain that the AP used its limited space to mention that Renisha McBride “showed up drunk on porch.”

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Offended Twitter users mocked the Associated Press with the hashtag “#APHeadlines.”

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Aanna1123

    I have so much to say about this but I think the verdict was wrong!

  • John Golembiewski

    Toxicology report showed that she “was” drunk ” and high!