AP/Reuters Watch 6/17

Saturday, June 17, 2006
A Flares feature which takes the Associated Press declaration in its


"we abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions"

to heart and offers a helping hand by pointing out egregious examples of abhorrent practice as they occur.

Day after day after day.

Examples found and posted in comments will be placed in the main post with credit.

All Flares contributors are invited to edit and/or update AP/Reuters Watch posts.

NOTE: Stories at AP and Reuters are updated throughout the day. Some of their updates may obviate criticism made here.
It seems odd that Devlin Barret would not mention the Barret Report in an article about a Hillary call for privacy. After all, one of the reasons that a portion of the report was redacted was to suppress facts concerning the Clinton's use of the IRS - and it's most private data - against political foes. Curious too, that the incident of the 900 FBI files that Miz Clinton ordered up in the first days of her impeached husband's sojourn in office didn't make it into the story.

Is AP running low on pixels?


David Thomson said...

"we abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions"

The Associated Press is living in a dream world. There is simply is no such thing as an “unbiased” human being. Everyone of us possesses a particular point of view. A totally dispassionate and objective journalistic organization is an intrinsic impossibility. It is imperative that we return to the days when media outlets unabashedly admitted to being Republican, Democratic, Socialist, or whatever.

Syl said...

Believe me, you do not want to look at that quote or whatever it is with Firefox.

All the words, if they're words, are on top of each other.


Rick Ballard said...

Oh great - can you email me a screen shot, Syl? It looks fine in IE and I don't want to install Firefox.

Syl said...

Sent, Rick.