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10/28/2013 05:27 pm ET

Union Organizes Petition Protesting Firing AP Staff

AP

News Media Guild members are asking colleagues to sign a petition protesting the dismissals of Associated Press journalists who were involved in the retracted story about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

“It was only a matter of time before the severe under-staffing of AP bureaus across the country and the unrealistic demands put upon them combined to create a high-profile error,” the petition says. “And when it did, AP management grossly overreacted.”

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