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Published February 16, 2011
THE MAN BEHIND IT ALL: In Philadelphia, John Gonzalez wrote Daulerio's approach, which "sometimes involves paying for seedy information and trampling on other long-established journalism tenets, has yielded big stories and bigger controversies." Daulerio said, "I'm easy to loathe. A lot of what we do and what we've become notorious for are stories that break the conventional rules of journalism. ... Most times, we're trying to tell the truth and not sugarcoat it. Sometimes, that's really unpleasant and unsavory." Philadelphia Daily News Editor Larry Platt, Daulerio's boss during a previous stint at Philadelphia Magazine, said, "What used to be a shout is now a whisper. A.J. is proving that to have an impact, you have to (have) a full-throated scream. ... I can't stress enough how proud I am of him. He has (guts). Too many journalists are afraid" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 2/14).