Wednesday, February 06, 2008

FBO: 'AP on Probation for Two Weeks'

The Associated Press' wire and online services are hit by FBO probation for the following premature report falsely declaring Hillary Clinton the winner of Missouri. Writer David A Lieb is banned from the FBO site and FBO events for two years, and the AP is asked to not exist until Feb 20.

Barack Obama of course won Missouri, with a late surge, proving -- like the NY Giants -- that a race isn't over until it's over.

The offending story has now been corrected; the original, hastily made version is below:

Clinton wins in Missouri; GOP race close

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Writer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Propelled largely by rural voters, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the important presidential testing ground of Missouri on Tuesday. Republicans Mike Huckabee and John McCain were in a tight battle for a rich delegate reward.

Clinton had about 50 percent of the vote compared with about 47 percent for rival Barack Obama, with 88 percent of Missouri's precincts reporting. The Associated Press declared the New York senator the winner based on a review of actual vote results, exit polling and an analysis of outstanding precincts.

Clinton carried most of the state, doubling and even tripling the Illinois senator's vote totals in some rural, predominantly white counties. Obama kept the race close by racking up leads in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, home to many of Missouri's black voters and among the last areas to report results.

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