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By Mary Fitzgerald  

Without further ado, Sam Power has resigned as foreign policy advisor to Obama.

As a seasoned journalist herself, Power should have known to be more guarded in her comments, and her resignation may have been be the fair price to pay for them. However, also as a journalist, she might have have reasonably expected “off-the-record” to mean that very thing, as it usually does. Despite the explanation The Scotsman offered for printing her remarks, their reasoning leaves a lot open to question in terms of the broader ethics of reporting.

As all journalists know, off the record exchanges are an…

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