25 Year Intelligence Expert Discusses Everything WikiLeaks

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    Sorry, who says she's an expert? 25 years experience - where? doing what? for whom? why?

    If you're gonna ask people to take someone's opinions seriously, you really ought to provide a biog. Did I miss it?
     
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    Great synopsis. Thanks for the link. I've heard of the Gerard Group before.
     
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    I disagree. The article should set out her credentials at the top of the article, not as a link at the bottom. At least... that's how a journalist would do it.
     
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    I didn't even catch your other post. Went right to the link (on the fly today). Hadn't even thought of that, but they should have put that front and center in the article rather than assuming that people would know who she is or what Gerard Group is.

    Not everyone is a political or intel animal and with limited time for most people that would have been the wiser route to take for the person writing the article to flag people to Freedman's creds.

    Good catch.
     
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    The input and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.
     
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    It's what I get paid to do so it's a no-brainer for me.
     
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    Sorry, I sometimes sound overly harsh and critical... sometimes I do it intentionally... but not always. My guess would be that you're new to this whole 'journalism' thing... You need to work on your shit a little more... like I mentioned... doing a biog at the top will help your readers to weight your 'expert'. You can't call someone an 'expert' and then not outline their credentials before you start the article.

    I stopped reading after the first para because you didn't convince me that I should read on.

    As I said. Needs work. Sorry if I'm being harsh.
     

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