AP Bungles a ‘No Comment’

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on January 20, 2010

After the Jewish Chronicle was hacked this week, an AP reporter asked [the] editor Stephen Pollard if he thought the attack had anything to do with strained Israeli-Turkish relations.

Pollard said … he didn’t want to speculate because he had no evidence to make that association.

Somehow, AP wrote:

Pollard said that the attack might be related to the diplomatic feud that erupted between Israel and Turkey last week, but added: “I don’t want to speculate.”

It’s pretty pathetic when a journ[alist] puts words in someone else’s mouth. Makes me wonder about the other “no comments” the wire service reports.

Read the original post at honestreporting.com.
Read Mr. Pollard’s explanation of his exchange with the AP reporter at thejc.com.