Today Michelle Celarier in the New York Post blew the cover of some fairly harmless anonymous blogger. You can read the story here and the blog here.
The lesson of this story is that the New York Post at an editorial level - and certainly at the Michelle Celarier level does not believe in anonymity.
Given that journalists rely on anonymous sources for stories this is career dangerous.
Michelle Celarier is now - as far as anyone who thinks journalists should protect anonymity is concerned - damaged goods.
It is so sad to see a journalist self-immolate in the pages of her own paper.
PS. For the record I have agreed with the anonymous blogger only sometimes.
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