“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him how what he wrote makes any goddamn sense at all.