It's fair to examine and question the sources of journalists' paychecks, whether they cover science, politics, or Edward Snowden. But it's not fair to build something up as an exclusive when the news has already been released elsewhere.
By these precepts, a recent article in PandoDaily raising questions about the Ukranian connections of Glenn Greenwald's publisher, the billionaire Pierre Omidyar, is both fair and unfair.
On Feb. 28, PandoDaily ran a story under the headline, "Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show."
The article began with a description of a reporter at one of Omidyar's blogs, The Intercept, digging into the developing story in Ukraine and...