Over the last week 45 days, “anonymous” has become the word of the moment.
Over and over, we’ve read that an anonymous source said this or that a senior official reported that.
I did not know that we had that many senior officials in Washington DC. We could start downsizing government by releasing all of those senior officials who spend their time secretly talking to reporters rather than working!
To be fair, “anonymous sources” are essential to expose corruption in high places. On the other hand, they are not a good source to promote a political agenda or to give those who lost the election an opportunity to embarrass those who won.
Based on “anonymous” sources, we learned about a Russia-Trump connection that no one can prove. We also learned over the weekend that Director Comey recommended to the DOJ not to take President Trump’s wiretapping charges seriously.
It’s enough to drive an honest person mad. For example, why doesn’t Director Comey come out and confirm the news story? Otherwise, is it too much for me to conclude that this is another hit piece against President Trump?
All of this leads us to the point where the public is tired of all of these mindless and “anonymous” news stories. In fact, the latest IBD/TIPP poll:
…….found that 55% of the public says they’ve grown “weary from the media’s persistently negative coverage of President Trump.” A roughly equal share (54%) also believe that the news media “has assumed the role of the opposition party, constantly opposing the president and his policies at every turn.”