August 28, 2016

Expecting More from the AP

The AP misled its Twitter followers with this tweet. Per CNN
In examining people Clinton had met with during her tenure at the State Department and how many of them had given to the Clinton Foundation, the AP had excluded those with whom Clinton would be expected to meet as Secretary of State -- U.S. government employees and officials from foreign countries, for example.
Kathleen Carroll, the Executive Editor at AP, defended the tweet saying that it was "sloppy" and "imprecise," but would not admit that it was incorrect. Additionally, the tweet did not include a link to the full story. In my opinion, the phrase "more than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary" is an exact number that can be measured and has no ambiguity. The tweet was incorrect and misled the AP's Twitter followers.