Shocking Washington Post Story Reveals That Journalistic Ethics ‘Amuse’ Nick Denton

20081112 nickdenton 250x375 Shocking Washington Post Story Reveals That Journalistic Ethics Amuse Nick DentonThe 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.”

The article ends by fawning over the very well-documented fact that Denton pays $10 per every thousand new visitors. Maybe such information is still news to some people.

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