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Anonymous Source of Scoop? Looks Like You-Know-Who

BuzzFeed says Trump was quoted as 'senior' official

(Newser) - President Trump scolded the media last week for using anonymous sources in stories—they "shouldn't be allowed," he said —but BuzzFeed reports that the president allowed himself to be quoted as one on Tuesday. It came during a meeting with TV news anchors, when the president... More »

Reporter's Aurora Scoop Shouldn't Send Her to Jail

Judith Miller: Fox's Jana Winter is right not to divulge her James Holmes sources

(Newser) - An assault on the freedom of the press is taking place here in the US, writes journalist Judith Miller in the Los Angeles Times . A court in Colorado might soon order Fox News reporter Jana Winter to jail for refusing to disclose the sources behind her reporting in the aftermath... More »

Bill Wants Hillary to Take On 'Amateur' Obama: Book

Clintons denounce author Edward Klein as a 'known liar'

(Newser) - Bill Clinton considers Barack Obama such an "incompetent" president that he begged Hillary last summer to quit the State Department and run against him in 2012—or at least, that's the story a new, unauthorized Obama biography is telling. "Barack Obama is an amateur," Clinton is... More »

Sarah Palin Slams 'Impotent, Limp, Gutless' Reporters

She's especially annoyed at anonymous sources

(Newser) - Here's a quote from Sarah Palin you're likely to hear replayed more than a few times. It's on press coverage of her: “I don't read some of it because I know that those who are impotent and limp and gutless, and then they go on, they're anonymous, they're sources... More »

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