Ethics in Political Communication, “the media and the internet hate a vacuum.” Without facts, “pundits, columnists, and voters” will make assumptions.
Loge likened the tone of some political commentators following Monday’s search to that of an irritable child in the backseat of a car.
To paraphrase: “Are we there yet? When will we arrive? “Sometimes the voices on cable news can make you feel like a six year old demanding explanations,” he said. “And without data, news outlets that cover political scandal will invent an excuse for there being no answers, or they will fill in the blanks with the best answer they can come up with.”
On Thursday, Garland made a statement that seemed to be an attempt to regain the initiative in the story.
Garland said in a speech at the Department of Justice that “all Americans are entitled to the even-handed application of the law, to due process of law, and to the presumption of innocence.” Much of what we do must be done in secret for obvious reasons. Federal law, long-standing department rules, and our ethical obligations prevent me from providing further details as to the basis of the search at this time, which we do to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and the integrity of our investigations.
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