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Throwing Stones Is Only Okay If You’re Trapped in a Glass House

July 17, 2010

Ha ha ha ha ha ha:

“For Washington consultants to sit around and personally disparage the Governor anonymously to reporters is unfortunate and counterproductive and frankly immature,” the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, continued.

Brilliant.  I’ve not been on this case, but that doesn’t mean nobody’s been on this case (Glenn Greenwald will stop at nothing to try to kill anonymous sourcing).  I don’t really read horserace journalism anyway, so this doesn’t affect me all that much, but it is quite tiresome to keep reading quotations — which are, of course, interpreted as facts when you’re reading a news article — that say “according to people informed on the matter” and “from a source close to the Administration.  But hey, newspapers have to fill their pages, and if you have a choice between breaking a story that doesn’t have any real sources and not breaking a story a’tall, you gotta choose the former, right?

(Via Jesse Walker.  And the title is a Demetri Martin joke.)

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