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Reuters Goes Overboard With Anonymous Sources

I can accept anonymous sources up to a point. They’re not ideal, but sometimes, there’s no other way to get the hard info on a story. But the lack of transparency raises doubts about the quality...

March 26, 2014 13:32 By :

NY Times Leak: “Not the Subtlest Way of Warning Israel”

US Navy 5th Fleet transits the Straits of Hormuz, March 10, 2012 When intelligence officials anonymously leak info to the press, you always have to ask yourself, What’s the motive? Case in point:...

March 20, 2012 16:09 By :

State Dept. Fails to Protect Identity of “Senior Administration Official”

Your US tax dollars at work: The State Dept. recently set up June 21 background briefing to update journalists on efforts to restart Mideast peace talks. Although reporters knew who was giving the briefing,...

June 23, 2011 9:55 By :