Is There NB Commenter-Inspired Journalistic Improvement in Latest AP I

February 21st, 2010 11:11 AM
Between its January 31 and February 20 reports on developments in the "interrogation memos" saga, the Associated Press may have learned a lesson in basic journalism from a NewsBusters commenter. I'll describe; readers can decide. The wire service's unbylined report three weeks ago opened with this paragraph: NB commenter "TE" took justifiable umbrage at that opening:

AP's Kemp Obit Follows Recent Pattern: Find Something (Anything) Negat

May 3rd, 2009 8:55 AM
The Associated Press's obituary on Jack Kemp continued two troubling trends found in recent AP death notices.In July of last year, covering Tony Snow's passing (saved here; covered at NewsBusters here), AP reporters found seemingly everything negative they could think of to write about the former White House press secretary and 2008 Media Research Center Buckley Award winner (examples -- "…

AP's Misleading Headline on CIA Tape Destruction

December 12th, 2007 6:41 PM
"CIA tapes destroyed despite court order" blares an Associated Press headline today. But the court order allegedly breached applied to videotapes in possession of the U.S. military of interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, not videos of interrogations held at secret CIA sites in foreign countries.But that's okay, insists AP writer Matt Apuzzo as "Attorneys say that might not matter.…