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Dogbert: I'm willing to violate anyone's privacy for my personal gain and then claim with a straight face that the public has a right to know.
Dilbert: Have you been using me as your main source of industry information?
Dogbert: No, not the main source. I also make stuff up.”
Boston Globe Worker: That's the Geoghan case?
Marty Baron: Yeah, what's the follow on that?
Ben Bradlee Jr.: It—it's a column, what kind of follow are you thinking?
Marty Baron: Uh... well apparently this priest molested kids in six different parishes over the last 30 years and the attorney for the victims, a Mr...
Eileen McNamara: Garabedian.
Marty Baron: Thanks Eileen, Mr Garabedian says Cardinal Law found out about it 15 years ago and did nothing.
Paul Burke: Yeah, I think that attorney is a bit of a crank, and The Church dismissed the claim.
Eileen McNamara: He-said she-said.
Marty Baron: Whether Mr Garabedian is a 'crank' or not, he says he has documents that prove that Cardinal knew.
Ben Bradlee Jr.: As I understand that those documents are under seal.
Marty Baron: Okay, but the fact remains a Boston priest abused 80 kids, we have a lawyer who says he can prove Law knew about it and we've written all of... uh... 2 stories in the last 6 months. This strikes me as an essential story to a local paper, I think the very least we have to go through those documents.
Paul Burke: How would you like to do that?
Marty Baron: Oh uh, I don't know what the laws are here, but in Florida we would go to court.
Ben Bradlee Jr.: You wanna sue the Church?
Marty Baron: Technically we wouldn't sue the Church, we'd file a motion to lift the seal on the documents.
Ben Bradlee Jr.: The Church will read that as us suing them. So will everybody else.
Marty Baron: Good to know.”
Marty Baron: Thank you. Personally I'm of the opinion that for a paper to best perform its function, it really needs to stand alone.”
Sabrina: But what if the chips destroy somebody?
Roxie: I think I'm beginning to understand who Sabrina Spellman is. You can't handle the truth!
Sabrina: I can handle the truth. I just can't handle the guilt.”
James: Annie, it’s been kind of a slow week. I mean, no rappers got arrested, no movie stars were hospitalized for “exhaustion”...
Annie: Come on! A new trend, a new band, there must be a story we haven’t done?
Sabrina: Okay, last night on National Superstars — which I only watched because my roommates made me — they announced they’re gonna do their next show in Boston. I mean, maybe we could do a story on that?
Cole: That show is so lame.
James: Seriously, I cannot believe people watch that junk.
Cole: There’s no way Clay should have won, okay? Tania was so much better!
Leonard: Tania was hot! Rosie O’Donnell hot!
Annie: Okay, you all gotta get a life. Clay rocks.”
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