This seems like it's out of a Will Ferrell movie. The Associated Press' executive team must be a bunch of Ron Burgundys. Just read the first few links and you'll get the picture. You can't get dumber than these rocks.
"Behind The A.P.’s Plan To Become The Web’s News Cop" TechCrunch
"A.P. Exec Doesn’t Know It Has A YouTube Channel: Threatens Affiliate For Embedding Videos" TechCrunch
"1. Solve journalism’s data problem. 2. Kill the AP. 3. Invest in the next market." BuzzMachine
"Does AP know how its YouTube channel works?" CNET
"Techmeme founder: WSJ, NYT are aggregators" CNET
"Online news aggregators – friend or foe?" Hitwise Intelligence