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Old 03-08-2017, 12:10 PM
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Default Nearly half of voters believe reporters ‘make up’ anonymous sources

This isn't a shock. Trump has done a good job exposing the msm for being bias and saying they should reveal their sources if they're gonna make a claim.

Looks like the American peeps agree with Trump.

Nearly half of voters believe reporters ?make up? anonymous sources – TheBlaze

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Almost half of the American electorate believes journalists falsify their anonymous sources, according to a new poll.

A new Morning Consult/Politico survey, which was conducted March 2-6 and published Wednesday, found that 44 percent of respondents believed it is “likely” reporters “make up” anonymous sources.

By contrast, only 36 percent said it is “not likely” journalists fabricate their unnamed sources, and 20 percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

President Donald Trump, for his part, has said he is no fan of anonymous sources in reporting and claims that they’re made up. During his address at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, he said, “They have no sources; they just make ’em up when there are none.

“I’m against the people that make up stories and make up sources,” he continued. “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. Let their name be put out there. Let their name be put out.”
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So you don't think this has anything to do with Trump making accusations and giving no sources or right-wing media making claims on "anonymous sources"?
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So you don't think this has anything to do with Trump making accusations and giving no sources or right-wing media making claims on "anonymous sources"?
Bogus sources and stories pre date Trump. News credibility has been a long standing problem. Anonymously sourced stories could be gossip, disinformation, or propaganda. They require faith on part of the reader.
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So you don't think this has anything to do with Trump making accusations and giving no sources or right-wing media making claims on "anonymous sources"?
So the subject of REPORTERS turns into an attack on TRUMP...
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Bogus sources and stories pre date Trump. News credibility has been a long standing problem. Anonymously sourced stories could be gossip, disinformation, or propaganda. They require faith on part of the reader.
Deep throat was an anon source.
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So the subject of REPORTERS turns into an attack on TRUMP...
The original article brought up Trump, trying to vindicate his accusations.
But you don't think it's relevant to point out how Trump is also guilty?

And it's amusing to note you do not try to deny that Trump is likewise guilty...
You just don't want me talking about it.
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Deep throat was an anon source.
Wasn't her name Linda?
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The original article brought up Trump, trying to vindicate his accusations.
But you don't think it's relevant to point out how Trump is also guilty?

And it's amusing to note you do not try to deny that Trump is likewise guilty...
You just don't want me talking about it.
So your saying that Trump is giving them a dose of their own medicine?
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This isn't a shock. Trump has done a good job exposing the msm for being bias and saying they should reveal their sources if they're gonna make a claim.

Looks like the American peeps agree with Trump.

Nearly half of voters believe reporters ?make up? anonymous sources – TheBlaze

I can understand reporters wanting to protect their sources. If they out people who give them certain information then a lot of people would not give them information. But at the same if they are going to claim anonymous sources then what they said should be taken with a grain of salt.
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