Johnson, being the crack reporter from AP, didn’t even bother to interview the bill’s author, Spivey, who could have set him and Ms. Wasson straight. Doing so would have required Johnson to leave his desk in the press room and walk about 15 feet directly across the hall to where the committee was meeting.
So how did this happen? One could mark it up to just an incompetent reporter. After all, this is the same yahoo who earlier this year, breathlessly and incorrectly reported that Sen. Delores Gresham had changed her mind and was now in favor of Common Core (she was not, nor had she ever been).
But through extensive, incisive and painstaking research by one of the RTP crew (she looked it up on Google — took about 30 seconds), we uncovered the real reason for Johnson’s Folly. Immediately previous to her employment at SCORE, Ms. Wasson was a reporter for -- wait for it — the Associated Press.
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