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Old 10 September 2018, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
Anonymous sources and anonymous authors are two completely different animals. Anonymous authors of any piece are rare. I don't think they've published another anonymous op-ed in our lifetime. So do they want another? I don't even think it entered into the equation.
I do. Why wouldn't the next anonymous source wonder "If the person who wrote that article got outed, then I might." And why wouldn't the person writing the article not want to be outed?

But yes, I agree. Anonymous op-eds in the Times are rare, possibly unique. So are some other things going on in the U.S. Doesn't mean they can't happen again.
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