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Now consider a case where the speaker cries foul to counter a questionable tactic.
He usually tries to defuse the issue with the tired jokes about polygamy, or cries foul and insists that his religious views are "private" That they may be, but if he's running for president, they concern the rest of us as well.
While reporters routinely bridle under editorial control and grouse about cuts and changes, when a reporting team cries foul with such unanimity it is indicative of more than routine interference and something beyond an effort to be fair and balanced.