Monday, April 30, 2007

Media Ethic Matter

Here's a sentence from the NYTimes today:-

On Sunday, a well-informed senior official said Mr. Olmert did not intend to resign. But the official said that could change if the report stated that he bore “personal responsibility” for failures in the war.

Exactly who is this "senior official"?

I don't mean his name. That is covered by journalistic immunity (and even Uzbekistan assures that - see Article 8).

I mean is he a government official? A Member of Knesset? A member of the coalition? Of Kadima? Of the Opposition?

Why not give a bit of identifiable information to assure us that this is not a sworn enemy of Olmert and therefore, his opinion might be suspect.

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