Thursday, December 01, 2005

Harshing on Matt and Viveca

It's time we started discussing just what the fuck journalistic ethics were involved in the Viveca Novak/Matt Cooper/Luskin love triangle. If what we've learned recently is true, Matt Cooper, who went to court so that he wouldn't have to reveal a source, told colleague (not editor) Viveca Novak who that source was, and she in turn blabbed about it to a likely target of the investigation.

Can someone explain the journalistic principles involved here?

I thought not.