Posted BY: Marcus Ebenhack
I have long wondered why rock star columnists at the nation’s most prestigious media outlets haven’t outed the sources that led them, by the hand, down the primrose path to “Russiagate.”
Here’s a professional journalist asking this same question far more eloquently than me.
Considering the numerous instances in which the press published bogus information from “informed sources” during Russiagate, one has to ask why they continue to serve as vehicles for falsehoods. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a dozen times and you’re not fooling me — we’re acting in concert. As RCI editor Tom Kuntz has argued, journalistic integrity demands, at the very least, that these organizations tell their audience who exactly had misled them. Confidentiality agreements should not protect liars.