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I read your item about one of my stories on the Paddington train crash (Paper Trail, 11/12). I think you were unfair to me and the Washington Post. You wrote that my story was based on “a general attribution to Scotland Yard.” In fact, I told you the name and title of the officer, Deputy Superintendent Andy Trotter of the Metropolitan Police, who gave the press this news. I told you when he did it. I told you that the story was reported in the British media. Check the Web sites of the Guardian, Independent, Times, Telegraph, Express, and Sun for Oct. 7, 8, and 9 and the Oct. 10 Observer and IoS.
So you knew that I had a precise attribution for this story. But you told your readers there was none. What was the point of asking me where I got the story if you were going to ignore the answer?