BREAKING! L.A. Council Member Did NOT Kill That Kitten

You know what's hilarious?  Killing kittens.  At least, that's what a couple Associated Press editors thought last week, when they changed a word ...
by | March 2, 2008

Kitty You know what's hilarious?  Killing kittens. 

At least, that's what a couple Associated Press editors thought last week, when they changed a word in an AP story to make it seem as if a Los Angeles city council member had harmed a cat during a press conference:

The AP piece said an LA councilman "held a kitten at a City Hall news conference" while a pet sterilization ordinance was signed. Two staffers at the North County Times changed "held" to "strangled."

The AP has fired the editor who made the change "as a joke," and the editor who allowed it to go to print has been suspended.

Most importantly, though, the widdle kitty is fine.

Zach Patton  |  Executive Editor
zpatton@governing.com  | 

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