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Politico’s Gordon Lubold and Carol E. Lee wrote that “a beat reporter … would not risk burning bridges by publishing many of McChrystal’s remarks.” Their observation was then taken out of the story, prompting Jay Rosen to ask: “What grounds could the Politico possibly have for redacting its own reporters’ work? …My guess would be that other beat reporters complained to the bosses and said, this makes us look bad.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage of non-Christian Americans who say they believe in the resurrection of Christ:
A newly translated Coptic text alleged Judas’ kiss to have been necessitated by Jesus’ ability to shape-shift.
Russia reportedly dropped a series of math texts from a list of recommended curricular books because its illustrations featured too many non-Russian characters. “Gnomes, Snow White,” said a Russian education expert, “these are representatives of a foreign-language culture.”
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Science’s crisis of faith