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Thread: Russian Bounty on U.S. military in Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I hope they catch the scumbag.
    Putting National Security at risk is well worth it to the OrangeManBad crowd. I'm sure that's an act of patriotism somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    If two news sources speak to the same anonymous source and each make the independent judgement call that that source is credible then that is meaningful (how meaningful is determined by the background reliability of that news source of course). Pretending that journalists are just a rubber stamp is pathetic and betrays how easily you swallow your preferred brand of nonsense.
    No, it has LONG been a journalistic standard to INDEPENDENTLY verify a story. Multiple reliable sources, not just repeating the same thing somebody else said. That's what gossips do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    No, it has LONG been a journalistic standard to INDEPENDENTLY verify a story. Multiple reliable sources, not just repeating the same thing somebody else said. That's what gossips do.
    Yes, that's what I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Putting National Security at risk is well worth it to the OrangeManBad crowd. I'm sure that's an act of patriotism somehow.
    When you make it clear that whistleblowers will be hunted down and punished then there no longer exists "proper channels" by which to report misconduct.

    Many, *MANY* on this board took utter glee in making sure the UKR whistleblower found no safe harbor. This is what happens when that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    When you make it clear that whistleblowers will be hunted down and punished then there no longer exists "proper channels" by which to report misconduct.
    Well, hey, maybe they can just keep things quiet instead of testifying to Congress, and write a TELL ALL BOOK FOR MONEY, eh? WAY more patriotic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    ...Multiple reliable sources....
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    Yes, that's what I said.
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    ...the same anonymous source....
    Can anybody help patriotboy see the difference here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Well, hey, maybe they can just keep things quiet instead of testifying to Congress, and write a TELL ALL BOOK FOR MONEY, eh? WAY more patriotic!
    Unless you know something I don't know I don't see why you keep bringing Bolton up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Unless you know something I don't know I don't see why you keep bringing Bolton up.
    There's LOTS I know that you don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Can anybody help patriotboy see the difference here?
    Help me out with this sentence then. As specifically as you can, what does this mean

    Multiple reliable sources, not just repeating the same thing somebody else said. That's what gossips do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    You just don't know what you're talking about. Sorry if that sounds 'elitist' or whatever. There is a difference between reporting what another source has reported and independently reporting the same story. I have pointed out this distinction to you several times and you still don't seem to understand it. Out of my hands at this point.
    Sorry if I am sounding 'elitist', but I worked as a reporter for a newspaper for four years. So I know something about the business.

    Ok, well, what about their reporting on the bounty story?
    I haven't read any of it yet, but MM is indicating the same sources are apparently being used. So no, that's not confirmation - unless the confirmation is that they are speaking to same unnamed people and they are saying the same thing to various reporters.

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