Nice strawman there Pixie.
"Do you have a problem with using an anonymous quote,"
Yes, I do, especially given the past history of the Journal coupled with the fact that periodcially we get lectured by various writers of theirs as to what constitutes good journalism.
Look, I have no doubts as to how that reflects the view of the BioWorld up here.
Most if not all embezzlement schemes on a local level are perpetuated by people in a position of trust, and those around them, closest to them are shocked and befuddled that these good people could do this, to the point of unbelief - in that regard, I have no doubt that the biologist community is in a state of disbelief.
Anyway, good discussion JJ, cheers.
"Anonymous blog comments: that comment summarizes the impressions of the local biologist community, the times standard had some similar quotes with names. Its a statement about reputations, who would you site for that anyway?"
I'd site sources with actual names, JJ, not anonymous quotes from an anonymous blog - quotes that could have been placed by the writer himself.
Look, it's not as if this hasn't been done even more egregiously in the recent past by NCJ writer - again, Bob Doran did it by interviewing his fucking wife.
"It’s not just personal friends who feel this way. A March 2 comment on the Humboldt Herald blog articulated a common reaction: “The accusations levied against LeValley and McAllister are so wildly inconsistent with their reputations that I was left with some serious cognitive dissonance.”"
Am I the only one reading this concerned by the Journal's continued use of an anonymous blog as a source?
Not only an anonymous blog, but an anonymous comment on the blog. This reeks of shoddy journalism; I mean the writer of the article could post to the Herald and then quote it to support the point being made.
It's almost as bad as Bob Doran using his wife in an article to support the editorial bent he was taking.
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