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07-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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I don't blame him at all. If someone had a source in the Blackhawks organization or knew someone who did, they would never want people to know who that was because they want to keep that source. People are smart enough to read between the lines anyway.
It's taking the easy way out. If you are a good journalist, you should be able to get sources to go on the record. Getting them to go on the record is just part of your job.
But, of course, you get stuck in the 'everybody else is doing it' trap. Back when journalists took ethics seriously, nobody would expect to be anonymous for everyday situations. But if I tell some Blackhawks exec that I have to have his name, he's not going to understand because every other outlet in town lets him be anonymous.
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