Saturday, August 23, 2008

Advanced Stakeout Techniques

The New Republic offers a useful, and appropriately respectful, tick-tock account of how The National Enquirer nailed the John Edwards affair story.
The tactical decision in choosing which hotel entrances to cover in order to nab an elusive pol is a fundamental reporting skill. My colleague Liza Zagaroli of the Charlotte Observer's DC bureau could likewise teach the class in Advanced Stakeout; her proper calculation of Edwards' likely route of escape enabled her to capture this story:

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