View Full Version : Carville tied to phony CBS docs?

Alan D. Hyde
09-20-2004, 02:36 PM
Here's David Van Os, Bill Burketts' lawyer:


The guy he's with?

Kerry campaign advisor James Carville. Now, why is Dan Rather so determined NOT to reveal his source, despite the fact that this source, as stated in Rather's apology, "misled" Rather?


09-20-2004, 02:42 PM
does this mean GW didn't snort a 1/2 gram of coke in '86?

Rogue Sailor
09-20-2004, 02:49 PM
Carville is a die hard Clinton man. Hmmmmm...

Bruce Hooke
09-20-2004, 03:00 PM
I've heard some discussions about the whole issue of whether a reporter can reveal his source if the source lied to the reporter and two issues of relevance came up:

1. The speaker recommended that reporters include a clause in their agreement with a confidential source saying that if the source knowingly provided false information then the confidentiality agreement is void, but the speaker went on to say that not all reporters do this.

2. Given how important protection of confidential sources is to an investigative reporters career, even with such a clause they are only going to reveal a source if they can be very, very certain that the source KNOWINGLY lied. This, of course, is not an easy thing to be sure about because, for example, a third party could have passed the information to the source and portrayed it as being reliable information.

Jim H
09-20-2004, 03:27 PM

Jim H
09-20-2004, 03:43 PM