Monday, September 28, 2009

Goof!... AP posts internal communications under headline

The AP posted internal communications as a news story. It's pretty funny.

Swiss arrest Polanski on US request in sex case
Associated Press, 09.27.09, 10:41 AM EDT

OK, can you do some more probing? New York will want to know
frank's out today.
i checked already, and so did zurich. they say the question is irrelevant. he answered me with the quote i used, about we knew when he was coming this time. he's been here many times in the past, we think.
thx brad. aptn is aware, but unfortunately won't make it in time, but is hoping to catch tail end.
i'm pushing out another writethru with some more background details before press conference.
no surprise, new york is really hot on this.
they particularly want to know why now. (has he never set foot in switzerland before?) sheila, theorizes that's because they're under intense pressure over ubs and want to throw the U.S. a bone, but can you check with justice department sources there?
is frank around too, or are you alone?
u can tell aptn press conf 1700 (15 gmt) in bern at the parliament
i'll watch it live on internet

I don't know who Frank is, but thanks to the goof, we know he wasn't around.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Frank" probably would be Frank Baker, the AP assistant bureau chief in Los Angeles, who oversees the majority of the AP's entertainment news.