Tucker Carlson unintentionally reveals the role of the American press - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
This is a devastating comparison of US journalistic practices with those of the United Kingdom. It is based on the Samantha Power goof, in which the Obama foreign policy advisor referred to Hillary Clinton as a "monster" who would "stoop to anything." She then said that the comment was "off the record." But the newspaper ran it anyway. That's because it was The Scotsman, in the UK. In the US, it would never have run because she said--after blurting out the comment--that it was off the record. In the UK, it's too late to specify that after you say it. In the US, the press is so worried about "burning" official sources and thus losing access to them that they honor such requests. Check it out, complete with video.