From the Associated Press's statement of "NEWS VALUES & PRINCIPLES," there's this: "[W]e abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions…. [W]e we must be fair ..."
… which somehow brought about this, six days ago:
I missed it, but ThinkProgress relates that the AP's executive editor, Kathleen Carroll, appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday. She conceded the tweet lacked "precision" and was "sloppy," but added it nevertheless "included a link to the story itself" (which itself, from Carroll's lips, was a careless, abhorrent inaccuracy). The story, too, was inaccurate, distorted, and unfair.
And yet in news value the bogus story (assisted by its tweet) nearly equaled, last week, the mainstream heft of Trump's mysteriously undulating immigration "policy."
Next up, no doubt? An AP investigation into why so many Americans distrust Hillary Clinton.