Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Deep background

Unless and until we've talked -- on the record -- to all the sources who have a stake in the matter, let's have no more heds about what the divine did or didn't seem to do. Period. Ever.
People who talk to reporters are welcome to say things like this, and there's nothing wrong with reporting their views. The hed, though, puts the assumption on the paper rather than the source. And it leaves you without much to say if a caller should wonder why there was no similar intervention to head off the double murder at the gas station.


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