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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 the 84,000 chemicals used commercially in the United States that are kept secret under federal law:
A study showed that the air pollution created by cigarettes is ten times worse than that from diesel exhaust.
It was reported that the wife of a former pork-roll factory employee filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit after her husband was allegedly fired for passing gas in the office.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”