Mitt Romney Wants Journalists To Reveal Confidential Sources

During a question and answer period following Mitt Romney’s speech to the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), ASNE president Ken Paulson asked Romney if there was “a role for confidential sources in American public life, in the press and in our view as a furtherance of democracy?”

“Do I see a role for confidential sources? Yes,” the former Massachusetts governor replied. “Could I ever imagine a time when a source would need to be revealed? Yeah I can imagine that too.”

“So I know that sounds like a conflict and that’s why I’m going to have to give this a lot more thought and a lot more back and forth to understand which side of that I would finally come down on. But I’d want to hear from people in the industry, is there ever a time you would think a confidential source would be revealed or should be revealed, and if the answer is no I’d like to understand why that is the case and what the alternative is.”

(Source: We’re not telling)

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