Friday, November 4, 2011

Please comment on what you can't comment on

Jeff at Protein Wisdom asks questions of Politico...and wait for answers.
So let me ask directly, once again, the following questions of the 4 Politico reporters: 1) Did you know of a confidentiality agreement when you published your initial story? 2) Did you know Mr Cain would be unable to comment on the particulars you left out? 3) Did you know of the actual settlement numbers when you went to press? 4) Did you ever actually speak to either of the women for the piece?
If we allow these questions to go unanswered, the very kind of journalism that is driving this story’s trajectory — itself hardly new — will be practiced upon conservative candidates again and again and again.
Remember, Politico ends in O - as in nothing.

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