"Crappy" AP Reporter Identified

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Yesterday, we posted an excerpt of the State Department's Daily Press Briefing, where an unidentified "reporter" asked a question in which he labeled U.S. policy toward Cuba as "a really crappy policy".

Along the Malecon has identified the reporter as the Associated Press's Matthew Lee.

Lee is apparently more interested in expressing his own views and ensuring his AP colleagues in Havana remain in good standing with the Cuban dictatorship -- in order not to get booted out -- than in exercising journalistic integrity.

Undoubtedly, Lee is entitled to his personal opinion -- but not while posing as a supposedly objective reporter for the AP.

That's called journalistic malpractice.