Why did journalists act as a pack in withholding names of Herman Cain’s accusers?

Until today, media covering allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain have universally withheld the identities of the women, who did not voluntarily come forward.

Then today, The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad publication, revealed the identity of one woman, in a flattering article that gives credibility to her claims.

That prompted Business Insider and the Daily Caller to follow suit. ... Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Nov. 9, 2011

A “you’ve got to be kidding” piece of journalistic–can’t use that term. Our esteemed leader, Fabrice Florin, hates when I say, “Bullshit!” Rather than concentrating on the real story: why Cain got away with his mendacious denials, and the media got away with their “girls are actually teases” story; it concentrates of naming names. Who really gives a damn? Bring doughnuts and coffee for something to do if you read this

“Why Did Journalists act as a pack in withholding names of Herman Cain’s accusers?” A poorly written headline if I ever read one! (Too long. And we don’t need “in”.) Okay. The media lecture one more time. All American media (plural, dammit!) are controlled by five (5) giant corporations which are controlled by right wing executives who have everything to lose if Democrats actually start acting like a political party, rather than “which way do you want us to ... More »

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Nov. 10, 2011

i agree that the names are not the important part of this particular story and sometimes not using them when the facts of substance are already validated may be even honorable in this day and age.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Nov. 9, 2011
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