The Washington Post was really asking for it when, for a straight-faced story about paying sources for information, they talked to Gawker media overlord Nick Denton. The conversation consisted of “an exchange of electronic messages.”
“I’m content for the old journalists not to pay for information. It keeps the price down,” Denton electronically messaged the Washington Post. “So I’m a big supporter of that journalistic commandment — as it applies to other organizations.”
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