Harry Weber, AP Reporter, Blasts New York Times' Gulf Oil Spill Scoop Claims As 'Patently False'

12/28/2010 11:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Associated Press oil spill reporter Harry Weber says of the New York Times' Sunday "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours" story: "Their key assertions that the destruction of the Horizon 'has escaped intense scrutiny' and that the final hours are only now possible to piece together are patently false. ...A dozen different AP staffers as early as May have done numerous spot, enterprise and investigative reconstruct pieces on every element in the Times story, plus many they didn't focus on."

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