Flyers Beat Writers' "Sources" Claims: Made-Up or Real?
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07-09-2011, 11:53 AM
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Guessing you're not a writer or reporter.
You don't ever name your sources...ever. Its one of the major rules of journalism. I said this when that guy was talking about how his sources were saying Richards and Carter were being moved. I didn't necessarily believe the guy, but I said his "sources" would be proved if what he was saying actually happened, and not by him giving out their name.
This isn't true at all. The recent rise of anonymous sources to such prevalence (and it is a recent development) has been terrible for "journalism". Turns them into little more than organs of biased information. Less of a problem in sports, but a massive problem in politics.
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