One AP editor has set off metal detectors several times without so much as a bag check. Another who misplaced his credential got into the media center without even being asked to show it. A photographer entering the Port Elizabeth stadium said guards barely glanced at the gear in her case, which included cables and radio transmitters.
At the stadium in Durban, an AP reporter wandered by mistake into the supposedly off-limits presidential section, observing crisp white tablecloths and wine glasses at the ready, but unquestioned by private security guards who were there.
SHOOT: As it should be.