Anonymous Sources are Increasing in News Stories, Along with Rather Curious Explanations

By: Paul Farhi | Washington Post

According to sources who didn’t insist on anonymity, more and more sources are speaking to the news media on the condition of anonymity for the oddest of reasons.

Politico, for example, reported a speech by Vice President Biden to a progressive group based on the account of a person who spoke anonymously “because the [speech was] by-invitation only.”


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