So yeah this is an AP executive editor admitting that a story is misleading and refusing to alter it.AP exec editor says the news agency's tweet about Clinton Foundation story was "sloppy:" https://t.co/FxoBL5aBQH https://t.co/o4e2YxqLkf— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 28, 2016
Here by the way is what the AP got wrong on that story:
The AP analysis includes only 154 meetings. It excludes all meetings with domestic and foreign government officials — the people who a Secretary of State spends most of her time meeting.
Clinton actually participated in over 1700 meetings as secretary of state during that time period. That means, in truth, fewer than 5% of Clinton’s meetings as Secretary of State were with Clinton Foundation donors. (The AP’s story also does not allege that any of those meetings were improper.)
Nevertheless, the AP refused to delete the tweet.
And here is the original tweet that the AP refuses to correct.
Gee if I did not know any better I might think that the AP was trying to purposefully create a false narrative.BREAKING: AP analysis: More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 23, 2016
You know if this were the only recent transgression perhaps we could let this slide.
But it is not.
ICYMI, last night AP tweeted an electoral map. Left: map they put in tweet. Right: actual map in article. pic.twitter.com/ZquB4LbNKS— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) August 28, 2016
Okay seriously I have used the AP quite frequently here on the blog, did something change or have they always been secretly working for the GOP?AP's idea of "balance" is to create a false map showing an exact tie, and tweet it both as clickbait and to show Trump as having a good shot— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) August 28, 2016