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White House Only Likes Official Anonymous Sources

Jul. 22, 2014

The White House didn’t like a Washington Post article accusing the Obama administration of knowing about the impending wave of Central American children in 2012 yet doing nothing. Press Secretary Josh Earnest blasted the Post for using anonymous sources: “I’m not suggesting that they shouldn’t run their story,” he said, but “greater weight should be granted to those who are willing to put a face and a name with specific claims.” Reporters were quick to point out the White House scheduled a news call that very afternoon about its release of a job-training report using – you guessed it – anonymous White House officials. It’s just another example of Obama’s “unprecedented level of openness.” More…

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