Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Hit-Job Mentality

Howard Kurtz, media reporter for the Washington Post has had enough:
Memo to political reporters: Enough already.

Is it really necessary to allow operatives from one campaign to attack another candidate without their names attached? These strategists are paid to slam the other contenders. Why should they be able to hide behind a curtain of anonymity? Do you really want to be aiding and abetting that sort of cheap-shot politics?
Exactly. And do we want our community newspaper to aid and abet cheap-shot politics by providing a curtain of anonymity?

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