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Third, there is a public interest in protecting sources, even when a blogger is their own source. One would have expected the editors at The Times to have respected that. The condition of anonymity required by the NightJack blogger is similar to that required by those sources used by reporters routinely. Some non-journalists may perhaps think that here could be a public interest in exposing a source in extreme circumstances, but any journalist would (rightly) maintain that protection of sources is an absolute principle and should be defended in the public interest in all circumstances.