No attempt was made to determine the damage or consequences that Jonathan might suffer as a result of this disinformation in print.
In addition to questions about journalistic credibility, this also raises moral and ethical questions about journalistic
What would motivate "unnamed sources" to raise false expectations?
What would motivate any responsible newspaper to flagrantly print such blatant disinformation?
Clearly, the interests of truth have not been served.
It remains open to question:
exactly whose interests were being served?