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(Washington Post)   WSJ reporter forced to resign after her affair with Obama's ambassadorial nominee to Iraq, which involved trading sexual favors for access, is discovered. Dude, that's just a hair away from Murdoch and Obama being found in bed together   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 17
    More: Sick, President Obama, Wall Street Journal, Human sexual activity, Iraq, Gina Chon, US Ambassador, Poynter Institute, Kelly McBride  
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2012-06-13 12:37:49 PM
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"trading sexual favors for access"? That makes it sound like she was whoring herself out. She ended up marrying him, so I don't think this was a business arrangement.
2012-06-13 10:23:59 AM
2 votes:
The important thing here is that she's hot....
2012-06-13 11:40:04 PM
1 votes:
eh. she's only doing what women have done for millions of years - trading sex for (fill in what ever she wants here).

unethical sure, i guess but he's the real moron.

if an invite to a State dinner doesn't get him the tail he is looking at he only need to look a little to the left or right for the tail that would gladly give it up w/o compromising his security clearance.
2012-06-13 06:37:27 PM
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lennavan: Smelly Pirate Hooker: She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication.

Sure, it's a clear quid pro quo. I cannot possibly imagine this doesn't go on all over the place. What you're proposing is a system where a journalist wants information and is willing to give nothing in return. I got no beef with that but good luck getting information that way. I also got no beef with running an article by your source to ask if there's any information he gave out that he'd like to retract before being published, so they can keep having a good informative relationship in the future.


I'm sure it does go on all over the place. Like lots of other things that shouldn't happen but do. It's why lots of people think journalism = PR. This guy worked for the government. As a reporter, you're supposed to treat government sources with some degree of skepticism and assume they're telling you their side of the story only and leaving out the parts that make them look bad, not regurgitating their views verbatim and calling that news. Not saying that's what happened here, but that's why you probably shouldn't fark your sources, it tends to make you look unprofessional and calls your judgment and objectivity into question.

What I'm proposing is the way it's supposed to work. You're not supposed to give people things in return for information. Because when people get things in return for information, it makes their information suspect. When people have an incentive to tell you certain things (like getting money or favorable coverage, or trying to fark over a political enemy), how do you know they're not feeding you a bunch of bullshiat? Answer: you don't. And then when the shiat hits the fan, you (the reporter) are the one who gets thrown under the bus. The source, on the other hand, probably gets a hearty congratulations from his colleagues for putting one over on that stupid reporter. Ask Dan Rather. It's not against the law to lie to reporters. So people do it all the time.

http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp explains how it's supposed to work.
2012-06-13 01:13:02 PM
1 votes:
McGurk, who was on the National Security Council staff during the Bush administration, is President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq.

So they liked the guy when he was on their "side" but they don't like him now because he's Obama's nominee. And it sure as hell doesn't have anything to do with ethics because there are none in Washington.

farking junior high bullshiat.
2012-06-13 12:53:05 PM
1 votes:
I think everybody knows that journalists are whores.
2012-06-13 12:49:18 PM
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication.


Ah. I see. That totally changes things.
2012-06-13 12:45:32 PM
1 votes:
Chon's relationship with McGurk is reminiscent of the headlines that surrounded the disclosure in 2007 of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's affair with Mirthala Salinas, a reporter and anchor for a local Telemundo affiliate. The TV station said at the time that it had reassigned Salinas and that she had no role in covering the mayor.


uh, don't let Adam Carolla hear about this. unless you want 20 minutes on "mayor retardorosa", failing hte bar 4 times, changing your name from "tony villar" to "antonio villaraigosa", pandering to mexicans, chickenshiat tickets, north hollywood high, doing a shoulder roll, refractory period, jimmy kimmel, how much LA sucks, mayor retardo, etc.
2012-06-13 12:43:42 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: Why was the reporter forced to resign? I don't see anything wrong with it from her point of view. Pretty bad for the ambassadorial nominee to Iraq though.


Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication. It's a conflict of interest and implies that the publication gets permission from the people they are covering to say certain things. It makes it look like the newspaper is not independent or impartial. Esp. when the reporter is farking the person she is writing about or getting information from.
2012-06-13 12:43:32 PM
1 votes:
When did 0bama know about this? Why wasn't the American public informed of this "nominee" and his penchant for being a homewrecker? Is this the kind of leadership we need in a war torn country like Iraq right now? Frankly, this whole thing stinks to high heaven of a coverup at the highest levels and I, for one, don't care for it one bit. That's why I'll be voting for Romney in the fall, despite being a lifelong Democrat.
2012-06-13 12:43:13 PM
1 votes:
Well they got married so their relationship didn't appear to be about sex-for-info. It looks like they had an affair because they were into each other, and he told her stuff. But that doesn't get as many headlines as "reporter prostitutes herself for scoops".
2012-06-13 12:42:00 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


There's probably someone else who can report just as accurately and objectively without boning the source (leaving us all to wonder about said objectivity).
2012-06-13 12:39:51 PM
1 votes:

Holfax: "trading sexual favors for access"? That makes it sound like she was whoring herself out. She ended up marrying him, so I don't think this was a business arrangement.


TFA says their emails joked about that, but yeah, since they divorced their spouses and married one another, probably just garden-variety twue wuv.
2012-06-13 12:37:09 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "McGurk, who was on the National Security Council staff during the Bush administration, is President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq."

Not anymore.
2012-06-13 12:33:00 PM
1 votes:
Why was the reporter forced to resign? I don't see anything wrong with it from her point of view. Pretty bad for the ambassadorial nominee to Iraq though.
2012-06-13 12:26:25 PM
1 votes:
She's hot so it's all good in my book.
2012-06-13 09:32:14 AM
1 votes:
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Hittable.
 
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