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Friday, April 02, 2004

At WaPo, your anonymice now come with sprinkles...

Erik Wemple at the Washington City Paper highlights the futility of the new regime of anonymous sourcing at the Washington Post.

On the value of the new formula sources familiar with, he suggests that
Readers have to be overjoyed...There'll be no extracting quotes from dry cleaners or taxi drivers on the Federal Election Commission or the quest for Osama bin Laden. President George W. Bush can't be quoted anonymously on, say, newspapers.

The Emperor of Washington is still naked, but now has awarded himself a very handsome sash. Which is failing to cover his embarrassment...

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