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?

clue:

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

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