Why is the Bedford-Times protecting the “Red Book” liar?

Romenesko Letters
Rogers Cadenhead notes that the New Bedford (Mass.) Standard-Times has yet to apologize for running the story about a student’s bogus claim that he was interrogated by homeland security agents after checking out Mao’s “Little Red Book.” Also, the paper hasn’t named the hoaxster. “At what point does a newspaper find sufficient cause to break a confidentiality agreement?” asks Cadenhead. “The 22-year-old student knowingly lied to the newspaper and harmed its reputation across the entire planet.”

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