If that's true, why didn't Laidlaw's name go on the byline instead of a guy (Hayes) who wasn't there?
And, then when AP corrected the story, there was no reporter bylined?
Because Hays was writing about Clinton's hospitalization in New York. Lindlaw, as noted here, was traveling with President Bush and submitted the "report" (lie) from the rally.
I had pointed out consistantly from the beginning that the AP in general, not JUST Hays (he deserved to be contacted for a story with his byline, but not the sole target) should be held to account.