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Old 05-19-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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What is the limit? Lets leave left and right out of this conversation.

How many times before there are "certain anonymous sources" do you just stop caring?

Will everyone answer honest?
Without anonymity, you don't get to the bottom of hard news!

Come on... don't you guys know this stuff by now?

Didn't you take ANY journalism related courses in college?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Anonymous sources can be wrong and unreliable at times. I don't think anyone disputes that. But as a whole they provide a great service by exposing corruption, misfeasance, and myriad crimes which would go unnoticed and unreported. Putin and other autocrats do not target and kill journalists for no reason. They do not want to be exposed.
But isn't it considered journalistic ethics to get independent verification first before publishing something from that one anonymous source (i.e. hear the same info from two people before publishing)? This, what I understand, is to avoid what we've seen of late, which is reliance upon one anonymous source and that story turns out to be false or inaccurate.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, SC
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Why do you think that anonymous sources have not been interviewed? I think you are misunderstanding the meaning of the term.
To add to what Catgirl wrote, the NY Times has a rule that at least one editor above the reporter(s) working on the story has to know who the "anonymous source" is. As in their name. It's not a case where someone leaves a voice mail or an e-ail from an old Hotmail account and the reporter just runs wth ut
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Harvard study shows 80% of media coverage during the first 100 days was negative.

However, according to anonymous sources....
I thought I'd heard it was 92%.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:44 PM
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Location: Tennesee
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Links or proof....or is this anonymous again?
Oh, come on. Even Trump, when confronted with the number of journalists killed under Putin, didn't deny it. He only said that we have killed plenty of people, too.

And no, I will not provide a link. There are plenty on Google, YOU find one you are willing to believe.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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That's what they had when they started exposing Watergate.
It didn't mean that the information wasn't true or valid - and was proven later.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:56 AM
 
Location: PSL
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I ask because I don't think I've ever cared less about this nation than I do right now. This is what you wanted. You are alone with your consequences.
I hear Mexico is a great place to live.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:21 AM
 
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What is the limit? Lets leave left and right out of this conversation.

How many times before there are "certain anonymous sources" do you just stop caring?

Will everyone answer honest?
No source mentioned than I will mostly ignore or take it as a low level unproven story.
CNN even has "sources say" Breaking News! Ridiculous!!!
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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Here's an anonymous source: Washington DC has been overrun by Skeksis.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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I did not ask you any questions.
I know you did not ask me a question that was the point of my (this thread) it was a question for people to answer and you come in with this tyrant of a long ass rant that has absotley nothing to do with MY question to you.


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I do not care if yours remain unanswered.
Great, at least you admit you provided not a single thing but some long ass rant that meant absolutely nothing.
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