When you are a reporter for a news entity like the Associated Press, you’re expected to keep your everyday biases out of your work. But it appears that writer Ben Nuckols may have let his slip a bit on a recent story about New Jersey abortion doctor Stephen Brigham.
In an article about Brigham, who is accused of initiating illegal second trimester abortions in the state of New Jersey, Nuckols wrote:
Now the Associated Press has issued the following correction:
In a Sept. 9 story about an abortion doctor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Guttmacher Institute said the abortion business can be lucrative. The Guttmacher Institute provided costs for abortions but did not say the business could be lucrative.
Erroneous? Or just one writer’s opinion stuck into his “hard news” story?