July 09, 2004

A tipoff from the owner
When The New York Post tore up its front page on Monday night to trumpet an apparent exclusive that Representative Richard A Gephardt would be Senator John Kerry's running mate, the newspaper based its decision on a very high-ranking source: Rupert Murdoch, the man who controls the company that owns The Post, an employee said
-- The New York Times

Moral of the story for journalists: Never take a news tipoff from your organization’s owner