Politico reveals 'one of political journalism's state secrets,' then deletes it

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Politico's Gordon Lubold and Carol E. Lee wrote that "a beat reporter ... would not risk burning bridges by publishing many of McChrystal's remarks." Their observation was then taken out of the story, prompting Jay Rosen to ask: "What grounds could the Politico possibly have for redacting its own reporters' work? ...My guess would be that other beat reporters complained to the bosses and said, this makes us look bad." || UPDATE: That's wrong, according to Politico's managing editor.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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