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Got questions about the news? Ask AP (They want your questions)
AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu Jan 10, 4:51 PM ET | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/11/2008 10:11:03 AM PST by ElkGroveDan

Does the news ever leave you wanting more?

Do you read about world events online and wish you could click on a Tell Me More button? Do you watch newscasts, read blogs and download news podcasts, only to end up frustrated by a question that's left ringing in your head?

Here's your chance to get some answers from the people who really know the news: journalists at the world's largest newsgathering organization.

Introducing "Ask AP," a Q&A column where The Associated Press answers your questions about the news — anything from "What's a subprime mortgage?" to "What ever happened to Linda Tripp?" to "How does a reporter prepare to be embedded with the military in Iraq?"

AP editors will choose some of the questions sent in by readers like you and get answers from AP reporters and editors — the people who spend their days covering the very issues you're curious about.

So send your questions to newsquestions@ap.org, with "Ask AP" in the subject line. Then keep an eye out for installments of the new Q&A column, where you'll finally get some answers.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; apbias; asspress; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; mediabias; propaganda; proterrorist
I'm sure Freepers have a lot of good questions.
1 posted on 01/11/2008 10:11:06 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: doug from upland

I bet you can think of a few questions for AP.


2 posted on 01/11/2008 10:13:42 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What does AP stand for? American Pravda? Agit Prop?...


3 posted on 01/11/2008 10:13:51 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

Awesome tagline!


4 posted on 01/11/2008 10:16:52 AM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity - http://jsher.livejournal.com/)
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To: weegee
All Prevarication
5 posted on 01/11/2008 10:17:28 AM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: weegee
Anti-American Propaganda
6 posted on 01/11/2008 10:17:47 AM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: weegee

It stands for Anonymous Photographer.


7 posted on 01/11/2008 10:18:08 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: ElkGroveDan

..the AP needs a YOUTUBE moment to bolster their BS

8 posted on 01/11/2008 10:18:26 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ElkGroveDan

Do you take a bus or a lunch to work?

Are you married or happy?

What’s your middle initial?

When are you going to clean up your room?

If Gloria Steinem’s in a room alone, is anyone really there?

Pardon me, but is that the sun up there?

When is there no “there” in there?

Why can’t you spell cheap without AP?


9 posted on 01/11/2008 10:18:39 AM PST by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“Why does AP suck so badly?”


10 posted on 01/11/2008 10:19:08 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who can’t take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: ElkGroveDan; All

why is the AP so biased to the NYC liberal mindset?

why doesn’t the AP do any journalism?

why does the AP reprint DNC press releases without investigating?

how is the AP going to hire more conservatives?

why doesn’t the AP release its approved languge use writer’s manual free online so the public can see it?


11 posted on 01/11/2008 10:25:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ElkGroveDan
When you get into bed with the Democrat Party, whose name do you cry out?
12 posted on 01/11/2008 10:25:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Why do members of the press want a stalinist for POTUS . I hope the beast sends them to gulags in Iowa and New Hampshire .


13 posted on 01/11/2008 10:27:25 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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Why do they have to editorialize in the headlines, subheadings, first, second, and third paragraphs, before they even get around to really showing us their lefty/Dem bias?
14 posted on 01/11/2008 10:28:42 AM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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.

Does it bother you that your name begins with ass?


15 posted on 01/11/2008 10:34:56 AM PST by polymuser (Neoliberals are funny.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“So how do you decide on who get’s to sleep with Osama? Seniority or lottery?”


16 posted on 01/11/2008 10:39:04 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Abolish the CIA, give the job to the Free Clinic who know how to stop leaks.)
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To: MediaMole

AP stands for Al-Qaeda’s Photographer.


17 posted on 01/11/2008 10:40:09 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Abolish the CIA, give the job to the Free Clinic who know how to stop leaks.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Why should I care what AP says?"

BZZZZZT! Sorry, time's up. Thank you for playing....

18 posted on 01/11/2008 10:46:44 AM PST by thulldud (“America is a mean country and South Carolina is a meaner state,” ( Lonnie Randolph, NAACP))
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To: ElkGroveDan
Why are they slanted to the left?

Why do they have a monopoly on what news is transmitted around the world?

19 posted on 01/11/2008 11:01:07 AM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: RexBeach

I have new ad slogan for them: “You can’t spell cr*p without AP”


20 posted on 01/11/2008 11:06:57 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
WHO is AP?

Who is the person (aka editor) that decides what goes out for everyone to see? Who is the person who decides how things are worded?

I know what AP stands for. What I'd like to know is who is making their decisions.

21 posted on 01/11/2008 11:08:11 AM PST by A Cyrenian
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To: BlueDragon

Always look to the LAST two paragraphs to get to the bottom of the story and to cut through the BS and opinion that precede the inevitable “but monkey”.


22 posted on 01/11/2008 11:08:37 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: longtermmemmory
why doesn’t the AP release its approved languge use writer’s manual free online so the public can see it?

Because then some enterprising young programmer could offer a babblefish-like online translator between "AP-speak" and what actually happened.

23 posted on 01/11/2008 11:10:47 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

The AP should really do what Bloomberg News does. Bloomberg writes their own stories, and the authors put their direct e-mail and phone numbers on the bottom. People can call in to clarify or make corrections, and they often do. It also keeps a lot of bias out of the stories, since the authors know they’d get harassed if they become too partisan.


24 posted on 01/11/2008 11:13:04 AM PST by July 4th
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To: ElkGroveDan

They will stop this real quick after I ask them a few questions.


25 posted on 01/11/2008 11:26:17 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: ElkGroveDan

Sure, I have a question for them. Have they ever considered reporting the unvarnished truth?


26 posted on 01/11/2008 11:40:28 AM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: July 4th

I think there was a Chicago columnist who wrote a column about how he resented that his contact information was given out and he outright declared that he could care less what his critics thought of his political opinions.


27 posted on 01/11/2008 11:40:46 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Why does AP explain why?


28 posted on 01/11/2008 11:43:18 AM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: weegee

heres My Question.... Ap....Why do you lie? and
spin the News to fit your leftist agenda?

also Do you pick your feet in Poukeepsie?


29 posted on 01/11/2008 11:45:32 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: weegee

that would be very interesting.

right now you have to BUY the owellian AP Writer’s Guide.

Imagin if bablefish did a AP translator!!!

Reminds me an OMNI magazine short story about an inventor who creats a universal translator box that even translates leagalese. It could translate treaties. It could be revearsed to create contracts with all the complex legal terms. The governments and lawyers pay the inventor a fortune to retire in a lifestyle of dreams of avarace.


30 posted on 01/11/2008 2:38:32 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What’s the difference between the AP and Pravda?


31 posted on 01/11/2008 8:16:44 PM PST by dr_who_2
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