October 2, 2008
It's Official: AP Really Does Come from Another Planet
How else could this possibly slip past those multiple layers of editing?
Bleak data released overnight in the U.S. added to fears for the world's largest economy. Auto sales plummeted, and a key measure of U.S. manufacturing activity hit its lowest level since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2002 terrorist attacks.
It's as absurd as if a vice presidential nominee were to laud Franklin Delano Roosevelt for addressing the nation, on television, to reassure folks in the immediate aftermath of the 1929 stock market crash.
(I wonder how long it will take before anyone notices...)
UPDATE: As of 2:00 pm PDT, no correction yet. Tick tick tick...
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 2, 2008, at the time of 4:03 AM
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The following hissed in response by: hunter
AP has been fact free on an increasing basis for a number of years. Nothing is more important to them than their agenda. Facts? AP needs no stinkin' facts!
The following hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman
I have the page saved to my hard drive ;-)
As the Romans said verba volant, scripta manent
Words Fly, but writing is forever.
Of course this is the 21st Century and due to online Video, words remain now too.
The above hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman at October 2, 2008 5:58 AM
The following hissed in response by: John Anderson
So, they're picking up the "correction" Tim Blair [http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/] noted a couple of days back.
Oh, and elsewhere -
We now know that it was French finance minister Christine Lagarde who begged Mr Paulson to save the US insurer AIG last week. AIG had written $300 billion in credit protection for European banks, admitting that it was for "regulatory capital relief rather than risk mitigation". In other words, it was underpinning a disguised extension of credit leverage. Its collapse would have set off a lending crunch across Europe as banking capital sank below water level.
Now, was that the Grey Lady? WaPo?
Uh, no, an article about European leaders backing down on "blame America"
Oops - not American Greed
for their banks' failings.
The following hissed in response by: Towering Barbarian
Still no correction as of this time either. Now I have a better understanding of the overall value of editors. Any bets that Miss Hosaka herself is the only one among them to have noticed her typo and is now torn between wanting to put it straight and an understandable reluctance to let her editors know she goofed? :)
The above hissed in response by: Towering Barbarian at October 3, 2008 12:34 AM
The following hissed in response by: kimsch
as of 11 pm CDT, Sunday, October 5th, 2008 it's still up with the 2002 date.
The above hissed in response by: kimsch at October 5, 2008 9:05 PM
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