The TNT’s Joe Turner reports that Gregoire Communications Director Pearse Edwards kinda-sorta lied to AP reporter Rachel La Corte about the governor’s whereabouts. Edwards admitted to Turner:
“I did tell Rachel that the Governor was not in Iraq yesterday when we spoke. The security on this was critical and I was under strict instructions not to release that information by Dept. of Defense.”
Yeah, well, technically, the governor wasn’t in Iraq, she was en route, but considering the security concerns, wouldn’t La Corte have honored an embargo if Edwards had forthrightly answered her question on that condition? I know I would’ve, for in the same way that Edwards might have damaged his credibility by deliberately misleading a reporter, I would have damaged my credibility by not honoring an embargo. It’s a two-way street you know.
Or maybe I just don’t get something about this journalism thing?