"Along the way, we uncovered information that created significant questions in the minds of the four editors and the investigative reporter who were involved with this story," Garber writes. "We still are not yet in a position to publish the information that helped dissuade us from the story. Also factoring into our decision were conditions the therapist attempted to set forth concerning how the story would be written. She attempted to make her cooperation contingent upon her having a degree of editorial control that we couldn't allow."
"Frankly, we don't believe it is a journalist's responsibility to merely report accusations without also substantiating them. Some people – even other journalists – might disagree. But at the Tribune, we remain comfortable with the decisions we have made and recognize that our standards for accusing someone of a serious offense are different from those of a national tabloid."