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For Immediate Release by Ronn Torossian

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| CHAPTER 7 |

IN G-D WE TRUST, NOT THE MEDIA

The Press Has a Job to Do—You May Not Like It

“Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.”

—Donald Rumsfeld

A large part of public relations is feeding information to reporters, for attribution or not. Reliable sources are so important to reporters and writers that many have gone to jail rather than reveal their sources. For example, former reporter Judith Miller of The New York Times spent 85 days in prison to protect a source in the notorious Valerie Plame leak case; freelance writer Vanessa Leggett spent 168 days behind bars for refusing to release materials related to a murder investigation; an academic researcher spent more than ...

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