Thursday, March 22, 2007


A look at some posts today in my other blogging job shows the perils of relying on anonymous sources. broke the news that John Edwards was going to announce that his campaign was on hold because his wife's cancer was back.

Headline: Edwards to suspend campaign.

Then Edwards had his news conference, confirmed the cancer news, and said the campaign wouldn't be affected.

Politico's new headline: Edwards to continue campaign.

At least the hed writers have a sense of humor.

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At 10:21 AM, March 26, 2007, Blogger JP said...

Great catch.

Did anyone see the excellent "Talk to the Newsroom" ( article by New York Times copy desk chief Merrill Perlman last week?


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