May 8, 2022 • 14M

The Rant: I burned a source this week.

The tale of off the record gone wrong.

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David Catanese
Mostly politics. With a side of personal. Always #profound, perhaps problematic.
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I debated confessing my sin, but I also promised you I’d try to be transparent as possible in this #Substack.

I wrote a piece for The Atlantic about the Ohio Senate race and in the process I violated an agreement with the source. You’d never know by reading it but it was a significant breach to the source. This is my apology, and explanation — and a window inside into how stories are made.

Let me know if you think I should lose my license to journalism.