Journalistic Integrity?

Does it even exist anymore? I welcome your comments.

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Internet Rumor Wars Rage

Monday, November 26, 2007 10:09 PM

For example, the Internet has in recent days been abuzz with talk that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was about to become the victim of a personal attack involving allegations about her private life – a story that made headlines in the respected Times of London.

Fearful of the growing power of rumors, the Clinton campaign has already set up a virtual “rapid response team” to deal with such tales.

A recent case in point was a column by columnist Bob Novak in which the veteran reporter alleged that a ranking Democrat had told him Clinton had serious dirt on rival Democratic Sen. Barack Obama but was sitting on it rather than using it to injure his campaign.

According to the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz, a Clinton spokesman was tipped off by a friendly reporter that Novak’s column to be published the next day would report the explosive charge.

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