« Pull Quotes | Main | Reflections on Team America: World Police »

October 18, 2004
Beating the AP

On various blogs, such as INDC Journal, I've recently seen AP photos of a theatre marquee in the "Little Kabul" section of Fremont, CA.

The Associated Press must be a bit slow these days. I blogged a picture (taken by a correspondent of mine) of the same theatre, with a slightly different message on the marquee, back in June.

Why do we need the AP at all, when there are thousands of "reporters" out there with digital cameras and IP addresses? For an air of respectability? Heck, I lost my respect for the MSM long ago.

Maybe we need them as a "distribution channel" — an index, of sorts — for the news. Well, heck, I read Instapundit (for example) every day.

Alan at the Command Post had a few thoughts on the matter, delivered in person to the AP managing editors, but worth a read by anyone interested in news.

Posted by Russ at 07:05 PM, October 18, 2004 in Nat'l Security

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


I've been leaving comments on blogs about it too.

Posted by: Donnah at October 18, 2004 11:42 PM

I was in Fremont just 3 weeks ago and met a ex-Afghani there at the plant I was visiting. He was one of the nicest guys and he told me that he thought that Bush was the greatest. He also told me that he had just come back from visiting Afghanistan, and they love Bush there also. Surprizing that you don't hear that in the MSM.

Mr Minority

Posted by: Mr Minority at October 19, 2004 11:44 AM