U.S. President George W. Bush speaks to new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Administration Building in Washington on this March 27, 2006 file photoIf anyone doubts that Republican rhetoric is now firmly focused on the benefits of immigration, check out the latest comments from former President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney’s campaign chief.
The following guest article is by Diane Brady, CEO of dB Omnimedia and a former editor for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. When I became an airline reporter at The Wall Street Journal years ago, a source at Air Canada predicted that I’d write something critical about the carrier within a matter of months. He was right. As a frequent flier to Toronto, I had plenty of opportunity to find fodder for my beat.
I've mulled over this issue myself. As journalists, we're always clear on the terms of any conversation - what's on the record, off the record, on background, etc. So why do we feel so few qualms in pouring through private correspondence that's dumped into the public domain by Wikileaks?