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Ethical quandary @ WaPo: Story spiked

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    The situation:
    The writer's reaction:
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm. Who paid more, the Wash Post for the three-day seduction seminar or the NYPost for planting the Jessica Simpson lookalike in Dallas?

    Sadly, the far better story didn't make it to print.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Does this mean the Post will no longer let campaign aides who rip into other campaigns do so with anonymity?

    I bet not.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    There does seem to be a double standard, but the reporters should have manned up from the start and been prepared to use the dude's real name.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    What amazes me is this has gone from crappy VH1 reality show to a full-fledged business.

    Can't anyone get laid without help anymore?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    4,581 posts ... you don't seem new here. Are you using a friend's account or something?
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Ouch, Doc. That was cold. Good shot. ;)

    p.s. Sorry Mike.
  9. Awesome
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just read this book if you want the story:

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  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Unavailable for comment:

  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I keep seeing adverts for this thing on MyspaceTV when I'm over there.
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