Who Said What Now?

Friday, September 17, 2004

When high-ranking government sources refuse to go on the record, what's a reporter to do? All too often, they're given no choice but to dub the official with the perennial anonymous catchall: "senior administration official." So how is a reader to deduce which official is which? Harry Jaffe, national editor at Washingtonian magazine, penned a field guide to the names behind the phrase, and shares it with OTM's own "senior administration official," Brooke Gladstone.

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