A plea to the media: Stop regurgitating anonymous GOP attacks


As compelling evidence provided under oath of Donald Trump’s role in the coup attempt accumulates, the anonymous responses from the defeated former president’s defenders have predictably increased. ...

The media would better serve the public if it followed two rules: First, unless they have new factual information that meet the standards for anonymous sourcing, respectable publications should not afford anonymity to those offering takes from Trump’s camp. Second, if a source is going to contest testimony under oath, the outlet should determine if the source already met with the Jan. 6 committee and consider the credibility and relevance of the source’s story (or testimony).

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