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Reply #45: Yes, corroboration is needed: WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER RATHERGATE [View All]

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 09:39 PM
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45. Yes, corroboration is needed: WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER RATHERGATE
The story of this person must be corroborated. You know that if Bolton were faced with it, it would be his word against hers, and many will assume she is a "sore loser" in some way, with a grievance she's trying to get him. That's the way it would be painted, so a professional journalist needs to step in and do the job right. From the story, you would expect some other people would have heard about this, and if they can be tracked - which may be tricky since this was over 10 years ago - then what this woman says cannot be dismissed.

No more Rathergates, please. It's not only hard on the reporters who are discredited, it's ambrosia to the people trying to pretend it's all just thin air and they are fully innocent. Once a weakness in a story is publicized, the whole story is disbelieved. We don't want to see Bolton playing the wronged innocent.
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