Friday, May 11, 2012

"Dead man's quotes"

The Other McCain compiles the posts pushing back against the Mitt Romney bullying article.
By God, you can’t do that in journalism: You cannot base a key element of a story — in this case, the claim that Romney’s bullying left Lauber emoitonally traumatized for life — on a quote from the deceased “victim” attributed to him based on an (alleged) private conversation. Lauber isn’t around to verify or dispute the accuracy of Seed’s account, and therefore it is unethical to include the “quotes” that Seed attributes to Lauber.
Is Mitt Romney the bully?
Or the Washington Post, joining its friends to taunt Romney?

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