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April 25, 2006

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larwyn

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So be sparklingly witty!

larwyn

sad,
They have the exact quote on the Rove post thread ~ 2:30 thread time.
My info correct. Fitz needed to clarify some info since he last spoke to Rove.
Go to Rove thread - they are digging.

larwyn

sad,
They have the exact quote on the Rove post thread ~ 2:30 thread time.
My info correct. Fitz needed to clarify some info since he last spoke to Rove.
Go to Rove thread - they are digging.

windansea

I've asked him something but it will be deleted. He deletes my posts as fast as I post them now. ::grin:: And Other Tom. He took out 2 or 3 of his posts last night in the blink of an eye. He was conversing with me, sort of, but then decided to delete them. I'm not sure why. Something about the power it gave him. ::grin::

strange...last time I looked none of my posts were deleted but I am banned...maybe it was the sunglass comment..

clarice

I think we ought to tart up TM and pose him in front of the WH. Maybe he'd get more unadulterated swooning poster praise that way.

Besides, the Mongol horde thingy needs some graphics to underscore our theme.

MayBee

TM- don't give up! Maybe Taranto hasn't won yet!

Of course the Post is not going to reveal Priest's sources. But, should it mislead its readers to protect those sources? If McCarthy was one of Priest's sources, should it print her denials? By printing her denials is it tacitly bolstering her claim?

If McCarthy is telling the truth — if she was not one of Priest's sources — doesn't the paper have an obligation to clear her? I think it does, until I consider the long term consequences: If reporters were to routinely clear non-sources, they would end up exposing sources by not clearing them. (If McCarthy is innocent, I hope she remembers this high ideal when she finally gets through her ordeal which, at the end of the day, the Post could probably end immediately.)

[snip]

But principles come at a price. In this case it's a small one: as long as the Post remains central to the McCarthy case, it shouldn't cover it, or it should find a way to do so without misleading readers by withholding information (which strikes me as almost impossible).

In an online chat, Washington Post reporter Dafna Linzer gave this reason for Priest's silnce:

The compact reporters enter into with sources for information that they wouldn't get otherwise is often one of confidentiality, especially on issues of national security. That is the pact that Dana entered into with her sources.

Of course, I love the last part because that's exactly how I see it.

source: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/zane/index.php?title=journalism_ethics&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1> Newsobserver via Media Blog

MayBee

I think we ought to tart up TM and pose him in front of the WH. Maybe he'd get more unadulterated swooning poster praise that way.

Yes!
Oh, I sooooo want to be the stylist for the shoot. I don't have a job with the cult yet, but I do feel I could be at least cult makeup artist.
TS could do the layout, although it might end up a tad too high quality for true Larry lovers to appreciate.

clarice

The job is yours Maybee.

Syl

That is the pact that Dana entered into with her sources.

Remember, it's possible neither Dana nor the Post atually KNOW if McCarthy passed on classified info. I mean, they most assuredly expect that she did. But they have no way of actually KNOWING which details were classified and which weren't from all the sources Dana used for her story.

Get my drift? There's no way the Post could possibly clear McCarthy.

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