buckworks - 8:31 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: buckworks at 8:41 pm (utc) on Dec 7, 2011]
You might have to go to jail to protect your sources in order to get the truth out, but that's the biz.
It's rare for things to come to that, though, as often the protected source will come forward rather than see the journalist go to jail.
In the case before us, Cox made a bunch of harmful statements ... presented as facts not opinions ... that she couldn't prove were true.
Any normal journalist would know to expect trouble from that.
[edited by: buckworks at 8:41 pm (utc) on Dec 7, 2011]