Johnson To Fournier: Don’t Destroy AP


By Patrick 

Remember when we reported that Sandy Johnson was out as AP D.C. Bureau chief? Looks like there are some sour grapes:

Ron Fournier says he regards Sandy Johnson, his predecessor as head of The Associated Press’s Washington bureau, as “a mentor.”

Johnson, though, regards Fournier, who replaced her in a hard-feelings shake-up in May, as a threat to one of the most influential institutions in American journalism.

“I loved the Washington bureau,” said Johnson, who left the AP after losing the prestigious position. “I just hope he doesn’t destroy it.”