Business journalism ethics question

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  1. Chris,
    I certainly agree that it’s a common practice, but I’ve always found it to be a little distasteful. What is described here is a worst-case scenario certainly, and I would not hestitate to point out to the company the internal confusion their policy caused. For a person to see a quote attributed to him or her and not even be aware of it – even it it’s done through the official channels of the company – well, that’s just now how we want things to turn out, and I have to believe we are doing our readers a bit of a disservice, perpetrating a teeny bit of fraud.

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