EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is both a public service announcement and a one-time warning. From here on out, no one can say they weren’t given a clear picture of our policy regarding “the record.”
It is generally human nature to want to talk and interact with other human beings. Additionally, its human nature that when we know something potentially interesting or salacious, we want to tell everyone we know so we appear to be in the loop. So needless to say, my reporters and I tend to have a lot of people wanting to talk to us about a variety of different things.
But then they say THAT phrase. “This is off the record.” <shudder>