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Where did you get this number?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, May 27, 2007.

  1. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    I get this a lot. I understand where people are coming from, especially if it's their cell phone or their number is unlisted. But...
    People have asked me where I got their number after I looked their number up from the phone book. Has happened a few times.
  2. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I often tell them, so and so gave me your number, I'm doing a story on...seems to work.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "just good investigative journalism." 8) :eek: ;D
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    No way would I give out that information. It's just a little thing, but it still counts as shielding a source.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, pro athletes would love that answer... ;D
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I usually say, "I've had it for a while now."
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    "You did..."
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I actually had one guy yell at me for having it and the reason I had it was because he called me to scream at me and since I'm not a complete moron ;D I saved it from the Caller ID...
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Your wife.
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Found it on the internet
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I got that once and said, truthfully, it's in the book.
    "It IS? Damn."
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Outing alert: Moddy covered the 1967 Green Bay Packers.
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