anonymous sources

On Tuesday, the local New York City NBC affiliate ran a story based on an unnamed source leaking information on a murder case, with the following headline, "DNA links Occupy protest scene to 2004 murder." There had been a break in the eight-years-cold investigation of the murder of Sarah Fox in Inwood Hill Park. DNA evidence recovered from her CD player, found near her corpse, matched DNA taken from a chain used to hold open a subway door in the fare strike conducted by wildcat transit union members and Occupy Wall Street activists. Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday told reporters and bloggers that he could "imagine a time" when they would have to reveal confidential sources. "Just the last few years since my last campaign, the changes in your Read more...
Rachel Maddow talked to Democratic pollster Celinda Lake about the Democrats' strategy for the mid-term elections of using the anonymous corporate donors pouring money into Republican coffers as a campaign issue. Lake explained to Maddow why Read more...
If you haven't noticed lately, the Washington Post has become the NRO for the most awesome Rahm Emanuel. Dana Milbank penned a column that could have Read more...
So it may turn out that Harry Reid was the hero in the public option after all. Much of the hoopla surrounding Reid's decision centers around a tense Read more...

↓ More items below ↓
It didn't take long for The New Republic's Jeffrey Rosen to attack Sonia Sotomayor by using anonymous sources throughout his piece. And don't you ju Read more...
Reading the planted story in the Washington Post to somehow try and draw a little sympathy for Judge Jay Bybee is practically an admission that he bel Read more...
Glenn Greenwald points out why the use of unnamed sources is so misleading to the public: In order to assuage concerns among progressives that the Ob Read more...
The Newshoggers: Bill Gertz of The Washington Times stokes hysteria over China with "a combination of anonymous sources [and] flimsy evidence..." Un Read more...
David Corn, One more thing Much has been made of my rather satirical post asking David Corn to explain his articles defending his friend Viveca Novak Read more...