Journalists count on their informants for stories; the informants count on anonymity. However, often times the natural, innate curiosity of the public at large along with the desire to print the next big story first wins out. Telling people who started it—whatever it happens to be—is simply too juicy of a story.
In time, the source behind the allegations that New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had his box rewired so that he could listen in on the opposing team’s communications at the Superdome. Well that day has come to pass.