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A journalist blackmails a person.
Journalist: It's a business proposition. 1
00,000 dollars and these records will disappear forever.
The guy: I'd question your integrity, but you're a journalist.
Is he just being sarcastic meannig really:
"I wouldn't question your integrity if you weren't a journalist"?
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He is suggesting that journalists don't have any integrity to start with.

You can't wonder what's wrong with his sense of integrity if he didn't expect a journalist to have one anyway.
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maybe he is
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Grammar GeekHe is suggesting that journalists don't have any integrity to start with.

You can't wonder what's wrong with his sense of integrity if he didn't expect a journalist to have one anyway.
Right, journalist don't have integrity
because they'd do anything for a scoop.
Thanks, Grammar Geek!Emotion: nodding