Mary Hodder has pointed out at BoingBoing that the stories in both the New York Times and AP covering the story claimed that negotiations were going to occur with a blogging group about what could and couldn’t be posted.
Mary has written a correction of this in the blog Napsterization. Rogers Cadenhead of Drudge Retort asked the Media Bloggers Association to talk to AP specifically about his situation. The Media Bloggers Association does not negotiate for bloggers as a whole, indeed they are unable to, as they don’t represent most of us.
It appears that AP on being contacted by an Association thought that they had more authority than they do, or AP lied to try and cool the situation. In either case, I’m still not happy with them, and they won’t get any page clicks from me.