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January 26, 2014
The AP says that budding artist George Zimmerman, who recently painted a picture of the Florida state attorney who prosecuted the murder case against him, directly ripped off their photo of her. Oops.

The AP says that budding artist George Zimmerman, who recently painted a picture of the Florida state attorney who prosecuted the murder case against him, directly ripped off their photo of her. Oops.

17:48 // 7 months ago
December 15, 2013
11:04 // 9 months ago
November 9, 2013

Report: Journalists going missing at unprecedented scale in Syria

  • 30 journalists have been missing for a year or longer, according to an Associated Press report based on information from the Committee to Protect Journalists. As the AP puts it: “The widespread seizure of journalists is unprecedented, and has been largely unreported by news organizations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives’ release.” source
13:47 // 10 months ago
October 30, 2013
» SFB says: OK, I know Virginia politics are heated and Terry McAuliffe is going to crush Ken Cuccinelli in the general election, and the AP story (repeated in the very last line of the piece you cite, specifically credited to Republican sources) was the GOP’s attempt at an October surprise—an October surprise which didn’t hold up to even modest scrutiny. Still, I’m gonna stop you right there. Prosecuting journalists (let alone firing them) for honest errors is stupid, and decisions on job status shouldn’t be strictly decided by witch hunts. Now, could he have reported this story better? Yes. But most journalists I know aren’t conniving jerks. And even if they were, since when do we prosecute journalists for errors in stories? That’s not how this country works. — Ernie @ SFB

» SFB says: OK, I know Virginia politics are heated and Terry McAuliffe is going to crush Ken Cuccinelli in the general election, and the AP story (repeated in the very last line of the piece you cite, specifically credited to Republican sources) was the GOP’s attempt at an October surprise—an October surprise which didn’t hold up to even modest scrutiny. Still, I’m gonna stop you right there. Prosecuting journalists (let alone firing them) for honest errors is stupid, and decisions on job status shouldn’t be strictly decided by witch hunts. Now, could he have reported this story better? Yes. But most journalists I know aren’t conniving jerks. And even if they were, since when do we prosecute journalists for errors in stories? That’s not how this country works. — Ernie @ SFB

11:49 // 10 months ago
October 26, 2013
13:10 // 10 months ago
September 29, 2013
Much debate is brewing over recent Associated Press headlines throughout the United States government political developments over the looming government shutdown. This one in particular (pictured above) says “House shutdown bill” which could mean that the House either doesn’t want or does want to shutdown the government. (Let’s be clear, they don’t want to shut it down, or at least we hope so.) It’s rather a confusing headline and people are pointing to it as bias. I also find it interesting that the AP uses “Obamacare" in many of their headlines as the health care plan passed and was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court, so call it as it is, the Affordable Care Act. 

Much debate is brewing over recent Associated Press headlines throughout the United States government political developments over the looming government shutdown. This one in particular (pictured above) says “House shutdown bill” which could mean that the House either doesn’t want or does want to shutdown the government. (Let’s be clear, they don’t want to shut it down, or at least we hope so.) It’s rather a confusing headline and people are pointing to it as bias. I also find it interesting that the AP uses “Obamacare" in many of their headlines as the health care plan passed and was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court, so call it as it is, the Affordable Care Act. 

11:00 // 11 months ago
July 6, 2013
AP says 10 critically injured, no fatalities confirmed. This contradicts both earlier reports.

AP says 10 critically injured, no fatalities confirmed. This contradicts both earlier reports.

18:37 // 1 year ago
May 19, 2013
18:57 // 1 year ago
May 14, 2013
It put the American people at risk and that is not hyperbole. Trying to determine who was responsible required very aggressive action.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder • Defending the Department of Justice’s decision to collect roughly two months worth of various Associated Press employees’ work and personal phone records as part of a criminal investigation. The DoJ is apparently investigating a leak which occured last year, revealing the existence of a failed plot to bomb a U.S. plane, during a time when the Obama Administration insisted the U.S. government was unaware of any terror attacks which might be planned to coincide with the annviersary of Osama bin Laden’s death. source
15:47 // 1 year ago
12:44 // 1 year ago