The shooting of Red Sox Legend David Ortiz has been reported by some outlets as a paid hit. Journalists debate whether it’s worth including details about a potential motive at this point in the reporting, or whether it still constitutes gossip.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.