The problem with this is --- the background of this feud, if there is one, is not the story. Again for the 482nd time, the story is "man walks in, makes accusation". THE END. It's on video, it happened, and there can be no dispute that it happened. What's behind it is an entirely DIFFERENT story, if again it's a story at all. But this one is simply, "man walks in, makes accusation". The actor is Lombard, not Spicer. Obviously that accusation is hearsay only, they make that clear right from the headline. And obviously the accusee takes issue with it; they make that clear immediately too. And as mentioned way back, some of the news sources, rather than begin the story with "man walks in, makes accusation", chose to begin their coverage with "Spicer's lawyer denies man's claims". Fox News and I think Newsmax did that. And they got that story from ------------ the AP. July 29. Same source. Once again the story is "Lawyer says X". Once again the story is not "incident never happened" -- the story is "Lawyer says X". Nobody knows if that lawyer's statement is accurate either. Shall we suppress that too? Aside from this lawyer trying to push his weight around, the ironical observation is that by doing so he MADE it a national story. That threat of leaning on the free press made it a far more important story than "man walks in, makes accusation". Nomsayin'? But back to the top here: The AP IS NOT the problem. The Newport (DinkyTown) herald IS. It's Daily News actually, but if this is the case how's come Bowie wants to lean on the AP and never even mentions Newport?