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As an investigative reporter and independent journalist, I have pursued a career course of independence so as to not be beholden to anyone. A grandiose notion, perhaps, and I will perhaps leave it to others to judge my work against the ideal.

But the independence that emboldens my journalism has also proved to be its greatest vulnerability, as the following episode illustrates. Email correspondence made public by Wonkette on Tuesday, as well as a draft of a story about me by the Washington City Papershows that one of my former research assistants, Bryan Keefer, provided the paper with confidential materials about stories that I was pursuing--but didn't write.

The former assistant is also quoted in the story draft as claiming to know the identity of a confidential source during the time he worked for me. The last claim is Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction most disturbing.

I have never shared with an intern or assistant any information as to "Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction" identity of a confidential source.

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Most professional journalists share the identities of their confidential sources only with their editors. In my case, I would only do so with the permission of the sources themselves.

If a researcher for The New York Times or Time or Newsweek walked out the door with confidential files regarding yet unpublished stories, or attempted to disclose the identity of someone they thought was a source for one of the publication's reporters, they would almost certainly face the universal condemnation of the journalistic community.

But as an independent journalistand one who embraces the concept of citizen journalismI have relied on the public as much as Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction peers and colleagues to have my back.

The relatively small media company I work for, which embodies high standards, has little power to do much of anything regarding someone I had hired prior to my employment there. My only tool is public censure directed at those who are engaging in actions that are in direct contradiction of a central tent of journalistic ethics.

I should note that Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction Lenehan, the editorial director of the company that owns the City Papercame to Washington recently and allowed me to read a draft of his newspaper's story about me. At Lenehan's insistence, the five hour meeting was tape recorded by everyone present and I was allowed to take verbatim notes of the story. If either he or his reporters believe that I am misrepresenting what the story said-- especially regarding Keefer-- I am more than willing to post online the relevant portions of the draft story and tape recordings.

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During the course of their reporting, City Paper reporters Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction numerous demeaning and degrading comments in questioning me about my being a cancer survivor. Those comments were not only outside the norm of journalistic ethics, but simply common human decency. By mutual agreement, many of those interviews were taped by all of us. If they want to question my description of their behavior, I am more than happy to post online excerpts of the tapes.

Despite the fact that last May I sent Lenehan the tapes of his reporters making these comments, he has not once since ever apologized on behalf of himself or his reporters, or once said that he believes that their conduct was in the least Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction wrong.

Lenehan had written me to say that I should simply put the comments behind me: Sometimes reporters do or say things that don't belong in the journalism textbook. Those comments reflect that over the course of the past several months, the City Paper has indicated that if I do not make an issue of their conduct, they will not include certain information regarding my private life in the article, or suggested that perhaps the tone Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction not be as harsh as it would be otherwise.

I believe that I have a clear obligation to other cancer survivors not to remain silent about such acts of prejudice and intolerance. That obligation stems out of the fact that in too many ways I have been more fortunate than most that have to endure the experience of having had cancer and its aftermath. When I was first diagnosed in my twenties as having cancera pathologist informed me that "over 90 percent of patients" with such an advanced form of cancer "are dead by the end of two years.

I was fortunate in other ways as well: In my single most difficult year fighting the disease, I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prizea winner of Harvard University's John F. In my private life I also successfully prosecuted a civil lawsuit against a hospital whose delayed diagnosis of my cancer almost cost me my life. An appellate court decision affirming the jury's decision significantly expanded the rights of other cancer patients and their families seeking justice in the courts.

I probably am that rare reporter who was relieved not to win a Pulitzer Prize, but rather named a finalist. I knew the inevitable news stories about the cancer survivor who somehow won a Pulitzer just as he learned that he had survived what was believed to be an incurable disease--and had brought to justice as well the large hospital corporation that almost cost him his life.

Many of my friends, colleagues, and family were already treating me as a hero--something that I wasn't. In my mind, my only triumph was simply one of getting out of bed each day and trying all over again. You walked into the garage, took your dusty bike out onto the driveway and got back to the work of living, one slow pedal stroke at a time. And that is why Lance Armstrong would have been a transcendent figure to "Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction" cancer survivors if he had came in seventh, or Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction won another race at all.

The experience of surviving cancer is compounded by other adversities than simply the disease itself.

Washington Post writer Abigail Trafford has written: The shock for many of them is that as traumatic as the illness phase is to deal with, the recovery period can be even harder. Discrimination in employment, financial losses, and isolation from friends and Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction are sometimes the unexpected side effects of surviving a life-threatening illness.

Consider the Erik wemple wife sexual dysfunction of Lance Armstrong: While still in the hospital, he was fired by the bicycling team he rode for at the time, and faced the loss of his health insurance if he were to competitively race again. When he held a press conference to say he would race again, he said: When he was engaged to be married, someone asked his then-fiancee's mother: Everyone who has had cancer knows that it is a struggle to retain dignity not just from the onslaught of the disease but often times one's dignity because of the way that the rest of society sometimes treats you.

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