Seriously? That’s now the standard for anonymous sourcing? All you have to do is say they are someone who exists on planet earth?
The Washington Post, in its latest discovery about how President Trump is seizing the reins of the republic to recast it into a tyranny – a report about how he asked then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe whom he voted for – actually reported news based on that someone said it.
“One person said the Trump-McCabe conversation is of interest to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III,” the Post reported.
Wow. Delicious. Who is that person, Grandma Eleanor?
Look, I do think reporters should put people on background. It is an important tool for finding out information. But to be credible, the source has to be given some kind of affiliation, the more precise the better. And if you’re going to get important news from a source on background, you should have a second source confirming it.
But that’s all out the window at this point. Mainstream journalism has cast off all pretense of objectivity and professionalism and will simply do whatever it takes to get a story – and to get Trump.
In addition to the bracing news that Trump might ask a man about his political sympathies knowing his wife took nearly half a million dollars in campaign donations from a PAC controlled by a close friend of the Clintons, the Post uncovered that Trump got angry at McCabe during the meeting.
“The encounter is also the latest example of Trump erupting at a senior official,” the Post reported.
Oh please. Someone save the nation this man.