Radio Station Cries ‘Enough’ — Won’t Quote From Certain News Stories Relying on Unnamed Officials

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The news director at KSFR-FM in Santa Fe, N.M., has told his staff not to use nationally published news stories that rely on unnamed U.S. officials as sources. “What we have suspected and talked about at length before is now becoming clear,” wrote Bill Dupuy. “‘High administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity,’ ‘Usually reliable Washington sources,’ and others of the like were behind the publicity that added credibility to the need to go to war against Afghanistan and Iraq.” Numerous blogs have picked up on the story and praised Dupuy’s decision.