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Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 7, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

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