Skip to main content

View Diary: The AP's Babington still an idiot (157 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Here's the article for reference (4+ / 0-)

    Fournier's latest pile.

    I'm serious - the AP betrays the profession of journalism and the principles of accuracy and fairness as long as they keep this former McCain lackey on staff.

    It's time for action.

    •  One more thing (4+ / 0-)

      Sorry for the chain of posts here, but I forgot to include the link to the AP's own Statement of Ethics:

      It means we avoid behavior or activities that create a conflict of interest and compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action.
      ...
      The AP respects and encourages the rights of its employees to participate actively in civic, charitable, religious, public, social or residential organizations. However, AP employees must avoid behavior or activities - political, social or financial - that create a conflict of interest or compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action. Nothing in this policy is intended to abridge any rights provided by the National Labor Relations Act...
      ...
      Editorial employees are expected to be scrupulous in avoiding any political activity, whether they cover politics regularly or not. They may not run for political office or accept political appointment; nor may they perform public relations work for politicians or their groups. Under no circumstances should they donate money to political organizations or political campaigns. They should use great discretion in joining or making contributions to other organizations that may take political stands.

      AP: Oops.

    •  It's still steaming and it still stinks...! (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      deepfish

      "Better a little late, than a little never"..Julian Winston

      by Johnny Rapture on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 02:52:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Fournier's racist rant has been debunked (6+ / 0-)

      His reporting is as skewed as AP polling.

      Must read: The AP’s Ron Fournier: Racial Arsonist and Unethical Journalist
      http://narcosphere.narconews.com/...

    •  As ever thus... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Randall Sherman
      Since at least the Spanish American War the AP has included types who know how to suck up to power by "dressing up" the writing.

      Some very good women and men have been AP correspondents. Can't think of any right now though...

      DFooK

      "Impeach the Cheerleader, save the world!"

      by deepfish on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 03:17:36 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site