Off the record: [the press, the government, and the war over anonymous sources]

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When Norman Pearlstine-as editor in chief of Time Inc.-agreed to give prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald a reporter's notes of a conversation with a "confidential source," he was vilified for betraying the freedom of the press. But in this hard-hitting inside story, Pearlstine shows that "Plamegate" was not the clear case it seemed to be and that confidentiality has become a weapon in the White House's war on the press-a war fought with the unwitting complicity of the press itself.Watergate and the publication of the Pentagon Papers are the benchmark incidents of government malfeasance exposed by a fearless press. But as Pearlstine explains with great clarity and brio, the press's hunger for a new Watergate has made reporters vulnerable to officials who use confidentiality to get their message out, even if it means leaking state secrets and breaking the law. Prosecutors appointed to investigate the government have investigated the press instead; news organizations such as the New York Times have defended the principle of confidentiality at all costs-implicitly putting themselves above the law. Meanwhile, the use of unnamed sources has become common in everything from celebrity weeklies to the so-called papers of record.What is to be done? Pearlstine calls on Congress to pass a federal shield law protecting journalists from the needless intrusions of government; at the same time, he calls on the press to name its sources whenever possible. Off the Record is a powerful argument, with the vividness and narrative drive of the best long-form journalism. It is sure to spark controversy among the people who run the government-and among the people who tell their stories.
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subject_facet Confidential communications -- Press -- United States, Government and the press -- United States, Intelligence officers -- United States -- Identification, Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States, Wilson, Valerie Plame
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title Off the record : [the press, the government, and the war over anonymous sources]
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title_full Off the record : [the press, the government, and the war over anonymous sources] [electronic resource] / Norman Pearlstine, Off the record [sound recording] : [the press, the government, and the war over anonymous sources] / Norman Pearlstine
title_short Off the record :
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title_sub [the press, the government, and the war over anonymous sources]
topic Confidential communications Press United States, Government and the press United States, Intelligence officers United States Identification, Journalists Legal status, laws, etc. United States, Wilson, Valerie Plame
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