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Still, serious journalists always use two unrelated sources when they have not witnessed something with their own eyes.

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by Starvid on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 12:06:47 PM EST
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And really serious journalists never report on an event unless the can quote two different sources taking opposite positions on what happened (or even whether it happened). And it's not just me saying it
In a way this goes beyond my original point, which was the unwillingness of the news media to referee a controversy by actually reporting the facts. Now it seems that a fact isn't worth reporting unless someone is prepared to deny it.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 12:19:29 PM EST
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Yes, but serious journalism is rarely found in the evening papers.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 01:17:44 PM EST
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