Newspaper Withheld News Of Skybus Implosion

When Skybus decided to suspend flights on midnight of April 4, it continued to board passengers whose return tickets the airline’s executives knew would become worthless. Turns out, the Columbus Dispatch knew it, too.

Why would a newspaper collude in this deception? The Dispatch argues that is was honoring an agreement with its source.

Of course, newspapers should honor agreements with sources. But maybe there are some agreements that newspapers shouldn’t make.

(Thanks to Joe Sharkey, who was on top of this – as usual.)


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