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The other day I wrote about a lousy item in the Boston Globe, in which the reporter did a “gotcha” on Jeb Bush’s Super PAC for running an ad featuring a journalist with “conspiracy theorist” leanings. Here’s an update: it turns out the Globe actually swiped its lousy item in the first place — from the New York Times. And then hyped it up a bit. The Times at least contacted the journalist, and let him (or his spokesman) respond. Double spanking to Globe, single, gentler one to Times. 

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  • Russ Baker is Editor-in-Chief of WhoWhatWhy. He is an award-winning investigative journalist who specializes in exploring power dynamics behind major events.