4 August 2008 - official substitute
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If pressure is the official substitute for evidence and
acquiescence is the official substitute for truth, then
what’s the official substitute for morality?
Inspired by the news about Bruce Ivins, the anthrax researcher
who killed himself while under FBI suspicion. The earlier suspect
Steven Hatfill won a $5.8 million settlement after suing for an
FBI smear campaign against him, which shows how far the FBI goes.
Now Ivins is also the subject of a media campaign that also smells
of a smear—whether the claims against him are true cannot be judged
by the public evidence, so a smear must be the reason to leak
information. Does anybody believe it’s an unintentional leak?
give me a clue so sweet and true