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“Journalism”, AP-style, 2004

“Journalism”, AP-style, 2004


Via the ever-alert Kos



Needlenose finds a doozy:



Speaking of the Iowa presidential debate, here’s the lead paragraph of a news article that just came off the Associated Press wires



For a brief time in their debate Sunday, Democrats seemed to be hewing to a New Year’s resolution to stick more carefully to the facts on taxes, the budget and more. But old habits die hard.


To repeat, that’s the lead paragraph of a news article. From the Associated Press, the most mainstream source of news in the United States — where, apparently, it’s now accepted newsroom policy to “objectively” label all Democrats as liars.


There’s more so check it out.


Atrios adds:



You may contact the AP National desk at 212-621-1600 and ask them, ever so politely, “what the fuck?”


You may also email the author at cwoodward@ap.org and ask him how what he wrote makes any goddamn sense at all.

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