With all the talk of adding programming on WBEZ, I'm pitching a new show. It's called Bustin Justin's Morning Jamz! Today's show would be golden (big ups to Steve Harvey for playing this one on the ole morning commute):
The dust-up over the Herman Cain sexual harrassment allegations touched Chicago yesterday, even if the accusations were "baseless." A Washington Times columnist said that the Cain campaign (or "friends" of the campaign) believe Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was involved with the information leak to the press. The Emanuel team denied it and the Chicago press actually attacked the writer for having no credible source (i.e. bloggers suck). John Kass even dedicated an entire column to ripping this writer for the loose use of sourcing. The Washington Times isn't the Washington Post mind you, but I sit back and wait for an explanation. If it does come out that Rahm was involved, will John write a retraction?
Sourcing and properly attributing sources is such a gray area, especially in gossip and news columns (see Sneed).