Ooh, ooh, I’m tingling. It’s like every single cell of my body is getting a shiatsu massage from a flirty, rum ball-besotted Christmas angel.
Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic editor who broke
Donald Trump’s head the seismic “losers” and “suckers” story, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning — and he’s basically saying there’s more where that came from.
“I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks,” Goldberg told CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. “We have a responsibility and we're going to do it regardless of what he says.”
The magazine received backlash — from Trump and many others — for attributing the information to four anonymous sources. CNN has confirmed several aspects of The Atlantic's reporting, also with sources who chose to remain anonymous.
But Goldberg said that's how the media is able to do its job of uncovering stories that take place behind closed doors.
Yeah, why would anyone speak to the media anonymously with Donald Trump in the White House? Well, because if you worked in government and badmouthed our alleged pr*sident, you’d end up in our version of a Siberian gulag. (In case you’re wondering, that would be the Yakov Smirnoff Theater in Branson.)
“We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate,” Goldberg said of his editorial decision to cite nameless people. “These are not people who are anonymous to me.”
Carl Bernstein, the investigate reporter known for breaking the Watergate story that took down President Richard Nixon, told Stelter on Reliable Sources Sunday that anonymous sourcing is often a crucial tool for reporters.
“Almost all 200 of our stories about Watergate were based on anonymous sourcing,” he said.
So expect more hot-magma meltdowns. If someone doesn’t steal Trump’s phone and put it on the next satellite out of Cape Canaveral, then clearly no one cares about him.
Which, let’s face it, only makes sense.
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