Erik Wemple: Associated Press


Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Can’t we all call Bundy’s comments ‘racist’?

Cliven Bundy’s comments were “incendiary,” and so much more.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)