Greenslade’s ‘copy and paste’ media blog

A guest post by AKUS

The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade had a breaking story from Israel yesterday:

Eager readers who wanted to know more were interested to know where he found this information – does Greenslade have a source inside the Mossad, perhaps?

Well, no. Not exactly.

Of course, a journalist should never reveal his sources.

The following appeared below the report:

Oops.

Unfortunately, Greenslade has never learned that when you are in a hole, you should stop digging. Commenter SheketvShalva queried him about his article – and he revealed yet another secret source – Ha’aretz!

“Faux-naivete” is practiced by some and, perhaps, ‘faux-journalism’ by others.

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