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Got Questions About the News? Ask AP (Associated Press) All you have to do is "send your questions to newsquestions(at), with "Ask AP" in the subject line. Then keep an eye out for installments of the new Q&A column, where you'll finally get some answers"... maybe... if they feel like it. Instant Analysis: No threat to Ask Metafilter.
posted by wendell (13 comments total)
Is there anything here yet besides a three paragraph "what will be here" synopsis?
posted by jessamyn at 8:00 PM on January 10, 2008

Question 1: "Why are you slanted to The Right?"
posted by wfc123 at 8:29 PM on January 10, 2008

This will end well.
posted by smackfu at 8:31 PM on January 10, 2008

Is there anything here yet besides a three paragraph "what will be here" synopsis?

Not until you people start emailing them questions!

Consider this a CALL TO ARMS.

Or just my lamest post since 2001.
posted by wendell at 9:07 PM on January 10, 2008

So this is like a sign my petition post?
posted by jessamyn at 9:22 PM on January 10, 2008

No, this is like a "Look at the doofy way the Old Media is trying to do something new... I wonder if they'll ever publish any hard questions, but we won't know for a few days... still, what would the smart people of MetaFilter Ask the AP, like wfc123 did above, but I don't want to come right out and say any of that because Ithat would be admitting this was chatfilter and AW GO AHEAD DELETE IT I KNOW YOU WANT TO."

...and that's as close to a flameout you're going to get out of me, so tell languagehat not to bother comin' 'round here.
posted by wendell at 9:29 PM on January 10, 2008


"How do you feel about Fox New's tendency to edit Ron Paul out of their articles? Do you allow news organizations to republish your content, slightly edited?"

I wonder if they respond faster than a FOIA request.
posted by nelsonjs at 10:24 PM on January 10, 2008

Somehow I suspect that the questions they'll actually answer won't be the hard ones, but the ones better suited to Ask MetaFilter.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:53 PM on January 10, 2008

And despite rumors to the contrary, I have NOT died in a blogging accident. Even though it has suddenly become a popular thing to do.
posted by wendell at 12:40 AM on January 11, 2008

nelsonjs, does Fox do that? I wasn't aware they'd gotten that blatant.
posted by vsync at 3:19 PM on January 11, 2008

posted by bondgirl53001 at 5:45 PM on January 11, 2008

"Dear Associated Press; why should I care what your answer to this question might be?"

Honestly. I'd be more interested in what Pernell Roberts has to say. About anything.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:26 AM on January 12, 2008

FOLLOW-UP! AskAP answers its first questions, "six of the 150 questions submitted by the news-reading public" (hey, MeFites. I expected youze peoples to flood their inbox, wha' happened?):
What ever happened to Baghdad Bob?
How can oil go up in cost by a factor of five and the cost of gasoline go up by a factor of two?
What happened to Meredith Emerson's dog Ella?
What is the difference between a caucus and a primary?
What is a "redshirt freshman"?
waitaminit... there are only five questions.... WHERE THE HELL IS THE SIXTH QUESTION?!? (or is that the sixth question?)
posted by wendell at 5:22 PM on January 19, 2008

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