News of the Day, 12/1
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A few people have emailed in to ask why there was no Auburn story in today's editions of the Montgomery Advertiser and on the web site. I wrote a story detailing Tommy Tuberville's proposed extension and all that. I received the information from two different people, legitimate people with legitimate knowledge of the situation, but wasn't able to get that story in the newspaper.
Here's why: The Advertiser doesn't use unnamed sources under any circumstance. I can't write "sources said" or "sources confirmed" or "said a source familiar with the telephone call". I have no problem with reporters who use unnamed sources. I would if I could. The Advertiser's policy doesn't allow that, so I'm stuck basically praying that one of these sources is willing to go on the record. They generally don't do that in situations like this. They're not willing to sacrifice their careers just to be on the record in the Advertiser when other papers afford them anonymity.
Now you know why there was no Auburn story in the Advertiser this morning.
I'm sorry for that. I know some of you rely on the HABOTN (and me by extension) to provide you with the best Auburn information. I promise to keep working to make that happen.