Skip to comments.Got questions about the news? Ask AP (They want your questions)
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 email@example.com, 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.
I bet you can think of a few questions for AP.
What does AP stand for? American Pravda? Agit Prop?...
It stands for Anonymous Photographer.
..the AP needs a YOUTUBE moment to bolster their BS
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?
“Why does AP suck so badly?”
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?
Why do members of the press want a stalinist for POTUS . I hope the beast sends them to gulags in Iowa and New Hampshire .
Does it bother you that your name begins with ass?
“So how do you decide on who get’s to sleep with Osama? Seniority or lottery?”
AP stands for Al-Qaeda’s Photographer.
BZZZZZT! Sorry, time's up. Thank you for playing....
Why do they have a monopoly on what news is transmitted around the world?
I have new ad slogan for them: “You can’t spell cr*p without 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.
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”.
Because then some enterprising young programmer could offer a babblefish-like online translator between "AP-speak" and what actually happened.
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.
They will stop this real quick after I ask them a few questions.
Sure, I have a question for them. Have they ever considered reporting the unvarnished truth?
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.
Why does AP explain why?
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?
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.
What’s the difference between the AP and Pravda?
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