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Democratic Flack Admits: Journalists Let Me Review Stories Before Publication

Political journalists let sources review their stories prior to publication, a senior Democratic spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

"[Whispers] yes, people do it," Brian Fallon wrote on Twitter, the popular social networking website. Fallon has served as public relations guru for prominent Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), former attorney general Eric Holder, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Fallon was responding to the journalistic controversy surrounding ESPN's Adam Schefter. The reporter was being criticized after emails revealed Schefter had let an NFL executive review his story on the league's 2011 lockout prior to publication.

"Please let me know if you see anything that should be added, changed, tweaked," Schefter wrote to Bruce Allen, the then general manager of the then Washington Redskins. "Thanks, Mr. Editor, for that and the trust. Plan to file this to ESPN about 6 a.m."

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