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AP Does Right on Execution Reporting

Filed under: Media,Society — Dangerous Dan @ 3:49 pm

I've complained several times about the AP's reporting on captial punishment cases, mainly that they're long on the plight of the condemned and almost wholly omit discussion of the crimes they committed and the people they killed. Well, I need to give credit where it's due as this article is nearly the exact opposite. It goes into some detail of the murders ordered by Clarence Ray Allen who is to be executed tonight, and makes it clear that he was a bad man. It even includes pictures of three of the people he was responsible for murdering. It's worth reading.

Update: It looks like I have to withdraw my praise. CNN.com has changed the article at the link. Instead of being the piece I described, it's now the usual stuff I complain about.


  1. what’s interesting to me, is the deafening silence from the usual talking heads. Is it because he’s not black, like Tookie? Is it because he didn’t write children’s books?

    Comment by barker — 1/18/2006 @ 9:22 am

  2. For whatever reason the pictures are no longer at that link and there is only some deatil of his crimes

    Comment by Pete The Elder — 1/18/2006 @ 6:59 pm

  3. Pete, if you click the ‘next’ button underneath the picture, it’ll change.

    It looks like they’ve changed the article. The one now at the link is not all the original one.

    Comment by Dangerous Dan — 1/19/2006 @ 1:31 pm

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