Harry Reid, single sourcer

Someone please explain the difference between:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.): He tells the Huffington Post in a recent interview that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.” That extreme allegation is based on a single unnamed source.

The New York Post: It reports in July 2011 that the accuser of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a prostitute. That extreme allegation is based on a single unnamed source.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

opinions

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters