As the corporate press continues fecklessly insisting the public ‘just trust’ the unnamed officials and anonymous sources it perpetually cites when running shock reports on the inner dealings of government, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — acting authority in the Russia probe, thanks to Jeff Sessions’ recusal — stunningly warned the public it must remain “skeptical about anonymous allegations.”
People should be wary of “accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated,” Rosenstein admonished late Thursday. “The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”
Without elaborating on the abrupt need for the warning — one which savvier members of the public and independent media have long been cognizant — Rosentein’s statement followed a Washington Post piece on an investigation headed by Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller into President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and possible connections to Russian meddling in the election.
Indeed, this warning also rides the coattails of a now-voluminous cache of articles from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and other once-illustrious media organizations, touting — as if steel truth — unnamed and thus unverifiable officials who promise it was The Russians interfering in the U.S. presidential elections who manipulated public perception to sway the vote for Donald Trump.
But the irony and magnanimous hypocrisy of the corporate-backed press didn’t end with reporting Rosenstein’s warning.
CNN, in an article on the deputy AG’s statement, ridiculously upped the hilarity factor, citing not only another anonymous source, but one putatively from inside — wait for it — the Department of Justice.
Continues . . . The Daily Sheeple