Friday, June 08, 2007
Pa. Supreme Court to hear Scranton Times-Tribune shield law case
What's at stake isn't whether the Scranton paper libeled two former county commissioners. That comes later. What the state supreme court will decide is whether the newspaper can be compelled to reveal its source for the stories. Inexplicably, both Erin Nissley (Times-Tribune) and Terrie Morgan-Besecker (Times Leader) both omitted from their stories that the source -- state BNI agent James Kolojejchick -- has already been outed, fired, and jailed.
Erin Nissley's Times-Tribune story Terrie Morgan-Besecker's Times Leader story