...the Star skirted around the edges of these editorial principles by rushing into print, without anything but a last-minute attempt to get Ford and his people to tell their side of the story. It allowed at least two anonymous sources, both drug dealers, to attack a prominent individual without managing to get the other side. It did not explain why the sources were granted anonymity, or what their motive was to video a customer smoking their product. There was time to do all of that in the two weeks the paper has known about the video.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Former Toronto Star editor says the paper didn't meet its own standards in Ford "crack use" story
Posted by Richard K at 1:47 PM
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Saw that article. Tarek Fatah tweeted it out earlier. Recently the Star journalists had to undergo training on ethics:
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