Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Associated Press Pro Journalist Cheat Sheat

Through a confidential informant, I've gotten access to an Associated Press cheat sheet. It provides their highly trained, professional journalists with crucial guidance on describing people and events. I reprint it here in its entirety. Don't thank me... it's for the all the budding journalists in the audience.

Associated Press Journalist Cheat Sheet
Your handy guide to being a pro journalist for the AP: it's cookie-cutter simple!

"radical cleric"

"populist venezuelan leader"


"palestinian student"

"ailing Cuban leader"

"photo opp"

"wise, beltway veteran"

"distinguished, former president"

"Middle East foreign policy expert"

"unjustly detained AP photographer"

"reliable source"

Oven-fresh good readin', just like Mama used to make:
Anchoress: Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2006
Blue Crab Boulevard: ABC: Fair and Balanced
Captain's Quarters: Wannabe Jihadi
Flopping Aces: My answer to the AP: again
Gina Cobb: Don't Tread on Me: Does it Still Mean Anything?
Hang Right Politics: ISG Report: Pure Fantasy
Hugh Hewitt: "Iran is a true menace"
Nuke Gingrich: Blair ditches multi-cultural experiment
OTB: Beltway Traffic Jam
Rick Moran: Democrats hanging tough in Lebanon
STACLU: Weekend free-for-all
Wizbang: Weekend caption contest

Brother, can you spare a vote?

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