Norman Pearlstine “Off the Record”
July 28th, 2007
It’s time-honored journalistic tradition: reporters would rather go to jail than unmask a confidential source. But reporters aren’t above the law, argues Norman Pearlstine.
He was editor-in-chief of Time Incorporated when the Valerie Plame scandal broke open, and prosecutors sought the notes of Time Magazine’s Matt Cooper. Pearlstine shocked his journalism brethren by turning over Cooper’s notes. Now, in a new book called “Off The Record,” he explains why he did it.
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