Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Let's get specific. If you go public with a quote from a famous person like the head coach from a school like OSU, you ought to be able to back it up. If you're not comfortable revealing the source then you ought not go public with it. Urban Meyer deserves the chance to defend himself. If we don't at least have that level of standards in journalism then we'll be at a point where we tune it all out because we can't decipher fact from fiction
If you start revealing your sources, you soon won't have any sources. There is a reason that some journalist wind up in jail over not revealing their sources on things.