A “Lesson” in Journalism: Check the Scandalized Lawmaker’s Web Site and Mine for Gems

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By Betsy Rothstein 

Detective.jpg FNC Capitol Hill political reporter Chad Pergram, who writes the “Speaker’s Lobby” feature for the network’s Web site, insists there’s an important lesson in journalism that scribes must remember when covering a scandal.

Before you do anything else, he writes, check the lawmaker’s Web site. On now ex-Rep. Eric Massa’s (D-N.Y.) Web site, Pergram found a feature called “Ask Eric Anything” – a link that amazingly allows a viewer to pose questions to the embroiled lawmaker. Pergram’s hoping to score answers, but he’s not holding his breath considering the lawmaker is officially resigned from Congress and the site will be taken down.

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