Erik Wemple: Associated Press


Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

AP reporter scorches State Department spokeswoman on Hillary Clinton initiative

Just what did that first QDDR do?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jen Psaki, Matt Lee, State Department

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014

AP’s Julie Pace addresses guy-heavy White House briefing room

Check out this ratio.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Joe Scarborough, Julie Pace, Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014

What verb tense for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? [Updated]

Should news outlets refer to them in the present tense or past tense?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Washington Post

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Report: National Park Service denied records request on national security grounds.

Upshot of investigation: Getting governmental records aren’t as simple as just filing a request.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Benghazi, FOIA, National Park Service, Transparency

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/04/2014

AP removes misleading Trail Life USA photo from its archives

Photo wasn’t a good choice.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Boy Scouts of America, John Stemberger, Trail Life USA

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Arizona bill: ‘Anti-gay’ or something softer?

Some media outlets describe the bill as allowing denial of services to gays but shy away from ‘anti-gay.’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay, Arizona, Associated Press, MSNBC, NBC News, New York Times, SB 1062

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014

AP photo boss: Castro’s son ‘not happy’ about photo alterations

Hearing aid? What hearing aid?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Castro, Associated Press, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Latin America

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013

AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’

Says ‘information-savvy citizens’ should look at where their content is coming from.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, President Obama, Ron Fournier, Santiago Lyon, White House

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Associated Press: ‘We will be in Newtown on the anniversary’

Outlet has been there from the beginning. That’s not going to change.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Associated Press, CNN, NBC News, Newtown, USA Today

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Politico’s ‘Playbook’ tweaks Associated Press

Wire service boiled down a quote. That news?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Crossroads, Associated Press, Mike Allen, Politico

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 10/21/2013

AP owes public a better explanation of McAuliffe mistake

A history of excellent reporting fails to save reporter Bob Lewis.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:40 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Terry McAuliffe

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/10/2013

AP’s McAuliffe retraction: How much time did reporter give the campaign?

And who would have thought that the “T.M.” in the indictment was “T.M.” the Virginia gubernatorial candidate?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, politics, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At Obama’s press conference, where’s the accountability?

Yes, a preoccupation with the shutdown-debt limit is understandable. But don’t let the boss get away without addressing problems with his signature issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, government shutdown, huffington post, Obamacare, President Obama, press conference

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Associated Press corrects AR-15 report

Sets record straight following FBI statement regarding weaponry carried by Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AR-15, Associated Press, gun control, navy yard shooting

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Asiana Airlines' idiotic lawsuit threat

Is the airline worse at public relations or the law?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asiana airlines, Associated Press

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Bloomberg News reporter had 18 ledes ready for Supreme Court rulings

Being first doesn't mean merely seeking the glory of the scoop; it means preparation.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:49 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Reuters

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/19/2013

AP chief: Intrusive government is chilling journalism

Gary Pruitt says that five steps are needed to 'give meaning' to freedom of the press.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Gary Pruitt, Justice Department, leak investigations

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/04/2013

$1 million for public records: That a record?

Seven figures: Could any trove of documents be worth such a sum?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, labor department

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Top attorney regarding Fox News case: Curbing liberty for expediency equals 'tyranny'

What's it called when the government kind of accuses a reporter of a criminal violation but then says it won't prosecute?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Fox News, James Rosen

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Fox News shuns Justice meeting

Without AP and Fox News, Attorney General Eric Holder's meetings with the media may feel a bit hollow.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Fox News, Justice Department

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Eric Holder, the media, and the right to gripe

The role of journalists vis-a-vis policy makers is to interview them.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, New York Times

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/19/2013

AP lawyer: 'We're not going to go away'

The Associated Press is determined to fight back against the Justice Department's seizure of phone records, its lawyer says.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, Justice Department, phone records

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: AP has been 'exceedingly kind' to President Obama

Hammer AP on the one hand, use its content on the other: Fox News!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, Fox News

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Administration wanted to limit AP exclusive to five minutes: Report

Yes, five minutes!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Justice Department, Washington Post

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Holder pledges 'after-action analysis'

Attorney general proposes a look-back at the case. Come to think of it, that's precisely what's happening right now.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Department of Justice, Eric Holder

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Media Matters denies involvement in Justice-AP talking points

A sister organization created a pro-administration blog post on the AP subpoenas, it claims.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Eric Holder, Justice Department, Media Matters

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013

GOP rep to Holder: AP was 'amenable' to cooperation, so why blindside them?

A good question: The Associated Press showed a willingness to cooperate with the national security imperatives of the United States. So why the secret subpoena?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, bob goodlatte, Eric Holder

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/15/2013

'The reporter's access is the public's access'

Word from a constitutional scholar: It's not the press release that is endangered by bigfoot government.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Justice Department

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013

AP subpoena: Government wants your sources

What happens when the government apprises a news outlet of its intent to subpoena phone records? A process that protects the news outlet.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, New York Times

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013

AP: Government subpoenaed journalists' phone records

Cell phone lines, home lines and office lines all subject to probe.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Justice Department, phone records

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Journos: Never call someone 'elderly'

You can call amorphous groups of people 'elderly.' But an individual? Don't go there, pal.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, NPR

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013

AP adds entry on 'husband, wife' to stylebook

Last week, the AP got criticized for copy standards related to gay marriage. This week, it issued a stylebook entry on the matter.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, gay marriage

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013

British phone-hacking case: 'A dramatic new twist'?

More arrests in a case that has shown remarkable resilience since its July 2011 origins.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, phone-hacking scandal

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/06/2013

AP explains participation in Saudi drone-base secrecy

The Associated Press participated in an arrangement to keep secret the location of a Saudi drone base operated by the United States. It explains its rationale for complying with the arrangement.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Drones, New York Times

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/10/2013

A future for news at high-brow restaurants?

Target lunching Washington elites with fast-breaking news -- call it Politico-on-your-receipt.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Print Signal Corp.

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Fox News and the Associated Press: What’s next?

What’s next for the two big media operations?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news roger ailes ap, roger ailes ap, fox news roger ailes ap bias, fox news roger ailes bill o'reilly ap, fox news ap, fox news associated press, associated press fox news bias ailes

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012

AP criticized over a Romney photo

News service responds by amending caption on controversial Romney photo.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  associated press photo romney, ap romney photo kids, ap romney photo, romney photo kids, romney ap

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Fact-checkers have fun with Obama, Romney

Obama, Romney called out by fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate fact-checking, mitt romney, president barack obama, associated press, politifact, cnn, factcheck.org

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Long live the book embargo!

What Rowling embargo?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  j.k. rowling, the casual vacancy, embargo, new york daily news associated press, publishing

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012

AP editor cites Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota’

Editor from Associated Press jokes about Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota.’

By Erik Wemple  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim drinkard, associated press, ap, fact-checking, democrats, republicans, fairness, media bias, michele bachmann, hpv vaccine

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/13/2012

AP political cliches: Where’s ‘narrative’?

AP: Please add ‘narrative’ to your list of cliches.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  associated press, style guide, copy rules, narrative, roll call, guardian, chicago tribune

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012

National Journal boss on quote-approval: It’s about control

National Journal’s Fournier bashes quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron fournier, national journal, associated press, washington post, new york times, jeremy w. peters, poynter.org, quote approval

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Media news derivatives: July 11

A roundup of media stories for July 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  scott pelley, bob beckel, fox news, "the five" allen west, russian wikipedia, new york times, brian stelter, gabriel sherman, santiago lyon, associated press

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Bloomberg nails Supreme Court story

How the news service got it right.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg tv, greg stohr, amy howe, scotusblog, associated press, erik schatzker

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Critic calls AP ‘primarily” an aggregation service

AP: News aggregator or news breaker?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve buttry, associated press, ap, aggregation, huffington post

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Media news derivatives: March 22

For March 22

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason mattera, human events, bono, jack shafer, paul farhi, washington post, reuters, associated press, tom curley, george zimmerman

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Media news derivatives: March 15

For March 15.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington city paper, cnn, fox news, rick santorum, associated press

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012

AP (usually) wants administration officials on the record

Except when they’re giving us scoops.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, china, associated press, ap, trade, rare earths

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Karen Handel, Komen and a ‘political’ position

Just what qualifies as “political”?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karen handel, ross douthat, associated press, susan g. komen, planned parenthood