Monday, September 27, 2004

Anonymous Sources

Shafer throws down the gauntlet.

If reporters agree with Okrent that background briefings are "an affront to journalistic integrity and an insult to the citizenry" (as I do), they could abolish the practice in a fortnight. All they need do is drop me an e-mail every time an under-sub-deputy-director of flimflam convenes a background briefing. I'll provide the creative destruction by publishing the anonymice's names in this column, thereby putting the briefings on the record.

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