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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:30 PM
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104. definitely some things a journalist would NOT write
In his story, Renner "reported" what he claims is a quote - something at the end where Ms. Connell supposedly utters a profanity laden exclamation.

I am just a blogger, not a journalist, but I do interact with journalists, and neither I nor they
would print unneccessary things like the emotional outburst of a story subject if it
had no value on the facts of the story and if it would mostly serve to embarrass that subject.

I would have left it out - it added nothing to the story and took advantage of the subject's raw emotions. Emotions expressed that later the subject may wish were not in print.

Grieving people often operate within a fog, and should not be taken advantage of.

There's a difference in investigative journalism and sensationalism.
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