Skip to comments.Say no to APís shoddy work
Posted on 12/03/2006 6:51:30 AM PST by baystaterebel
When a company defrauds its customers, or delivers shoddy goods, the customers sooner or later are going to take their business elsewhere. But if that company has a virtual monopoly, and offers something its customers must have, they may have no choice but to keep taking it.
Thats when the customers, en masse, need to raise a stink. Thats when someone else with the resources needs to seriously consider whether the time is ripe to compete.
The Associated Press is embroiled in a scandal. Conservative bloggers, the new media watchdogs, lifted a rock at the AP.
Curt at Floppingaces, www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com, led the charge. He thought there was something strange about an AP report, and took a second look at it, then a third look. He and others blew the lid off it. The AP is making up war crimes. But the resulting stink in the blogosphere has barely wrinkled a nose in the mainstream press. The ethics-obsessed Poynter Institute seems to be oblivious to it.
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Were talking about the main stream media here.
yeah but they all support each other
msm lifts ap articles and ap knows who will carry their water
its all working hand in glove
thats why 90% of news is totally unreliable, well maybe im a bit generous on the %
The real problem is when conservatives listen to them. Such as lynching Denny Hastert for Foley's peccadillos.
Nothing will change as long as people (including conservatives) are addicted to false scandal.
Thank you for posting this.
The drivebymedia is doing serious damage to our country.
The MSM gave us bill clinton by burying his past and glorifying his present. They almost got away with it by uplifting two despicable people.
I am very worried that the MSM will elect the most depicable of all in 08.
I've simply stopped buying newspapers, period. I agree with the comparison to the US auto industry. In the seventies and eighties the Big Three decided they could build anything and people would have to take it.
I had Chevys that didn't run, Buicks, Olds, Fords, Chyrslers and Plymouths. All of which spent serious time in the shop.
I have owned two Toyota Camrys. Change the oil, never a single problem for 120,000 miles.
Newspapers better figure this out.
They aren't biased. They are partisan. There is a difference.
The MSM has not come to terms with what Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com has called "An Army of Davids." With circulation plummeting, newspapers need to realize that readers have found other choices. The press needs to tell AP to shape up.
Geesh, give some decent context with the post. There's no idea suggested as to what AP story or stories this is about.
The MSM is high on their election victory of this year - there is no way they aren't going to go even farther (is that possible?) in 2008.
They papers are so busy fending off death they have no strength or resources for battling the AP.
The AP allows them to print pages containig advertisements. The AP is merely ad fodder.
Yes there is, both in the story itself at the link and at the source cited in the story: www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com
The MSM has shed all pretext of neutrality. It's become open partisan warfare with the media adopting the ethics of a marketing campaign that's hawking 'male enhancement' pills. Half truths and 'spin' are now passe', replaced with lies, fabrication and self censorship.
The present and future of the MSM (including the AP) rests in our hands. With subscribtion rates plummeting and viewers vanishing, as much as they try to pretend that they are still in charge of the news media, behind closed doors they know they are in trouble. As long as we refuse to buy their fiction or tune in to watch their crockumentaries and so-called "news programs", they know that the end is approaching. We have seen tiny patadigm shifts at papers such as the WaPo that has, in recent weeks, published a couple of articles that chastised and exposed liberals for the party of lies and deceipt that they are.
We can finish the job if more of us drop our newspaper subscription (addiction) and find something else to watch besides TV news; whether local or national - they ALL suck!!
It's in OUR hands!
And I'm sure neither of those places play the damn girly boy tease like was done here.
"...It has to do with the APs Iraqi stringers and an oft-quoted Iraqi police captain named Jamil Hussein.
Problem is, the Iraqi police say Capt. Hussein does not exist. The Iraqi police and U.S. military say an incident described in an AP report - Iraqi soldiers standing by as people were burned alive in a mosque - didnt happen. Another AP-reported incident, U.S. soldiers shooting 11 civilians, also never happened, the military says.
When the AP was forced to acknowledge this situation, it did so in a story about a new Interior Ministry policy regarding false reports. The AP buried the fact that its own false report prompted this new policy..."
"Curt at Floppingaces, www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com, led the charge."
More LIES from the LEFT. Credit should be given where credit is due.
They are talking about his one particular issue with the AP of the false war crime stories.