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On the Condition of Anonymity

Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of The New York Times, has been tracking the (over)use of anonymous sources in her newspaper, in hopes of “discouraging a practice that readers rightly object to.” While the citing of anonymous sources shows no sign of slowing down, writer Matt Gross had a little fun in a column he wrote for the Daily Intelligencer in  New York Magazine.

As you’ll see, it’s basically impossible to pull a quote from his poetic creation, so… just read it.