CNN is once again using “unnamed sources” for its news, and such sources have once again bitten them in the butt. I recall a CNN anchor a week or so ago yelling at a panelist who expressed doubt at the wisdom of repeatedly using these unidentified unnamed sources. The yelled-at panelist had suggested that these anonymous people could be unreliable and could misrepresent the truth in their efforts to please CNN producers, managers and journalists.
The original CNN report related to the Comey senate hearings media drill predicted that in last Thursday’s Senate hearing, former FBI Diretor James Comey would refute President Trump’s claim that Comey told Trump that he was not under investigation by the FBI. The CNN chief political analyst, Gloria Borger, also verbally and separately confirmed that Comey would refute the not-under-investigation claims in Thursday’s hearing. But she was wrong, as usual. At this point Ms Borger probably wishes that she were also an “unnamed source” after having to eat her own anti-Trump, hateful words.
But as Walter Cronkite used to say: “that’s the way it is”. And indeed that is the way the leftist press presents news during the Trump administration, and that’s the way it will remain until the liberal press and Democrats get over their Trump derangement syndrome and can find the integrity to just report the news as it is and not create the news and shape it to fit their anti-Trump idea of perfection.