Friday, February 24, 2017

President Trump Plans To "Do Something" About Press Use Of Unnamed Sources

President Trump told the crowd at CPAC today he plans to "do something about" the media's use of unnamed sources.

Via Deadline:

“They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,’ Trump told an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives at their annual gathering outside Washington, D.C.

“I want you all to know we are fighting the fake news. Phoney. Fake,” he said to roars of approval.

“I called the fake news the enemy of the people, and they are.. because they have no sources; they just make them up when there are none. They make up sources” he said.

“And they shouldn’t use ‘sources’,” he said, adding they should be required to put the names of everyone to whom they speak into their reports. The end result he explained, “you will see stories dry up like you’ve never been before.”

Considering we have the First Amendment, I don't think El Trumpo will be doing anything about how the free press utilizes named or unnamed sources.

You'll recall back in the day, the president liked to call NYC media and pretend to be "Donald Trump's publicist" to drop blind items about himself in the newspapers.

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