Thursday night the AP published a story based on a meeting with Pamela Geller, the woman who organized the Muhammad drawing contest in Garland, Texas. The story got a lot of attention once the AP sent out a tweet which seemed to suggest Geller ought to have regret for hosting the conference which resulted in two (carefully unidentified) deaths.
PHOTO: Pamela Geller at AP headquarters, where she said she had no regrets over TX cartoon contest that left 2 dead: http://t.co/cELdeaeqGd
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 8, 2015
When people began reacting in disbelief, the author of the story quickly blamed a staffer and threw him or her under the bus:
@lisalunu @aarondelay @Popehat if you read the story, that is not the hed. That was a tweet written by a staffer on our social media desk. — Meghan Barr (@meghanbarr) May 8, 2015