This is another example of the problem with the
Fake News Industrial Complex
pretending they are quoting high level “anonymous sources”.
When this occurrs, at least some of these “anonymous sources” turn out to be nothing but manufactured FAKE quoting of themselves or disgruntled ex-employees.
Yet you can still find news snobbery ideas that for all practical purposes say with their actions something to the effect of . . .
. . . “only CNN or MSNBC, etc. for me! I refuse to watch/read lowly independent news sources!” . . .
They eat this up.
Published 3 hours ago
‘Anonymous’ anti-Trump official revealed as CNN pundit Miles Taylor, who lied about writing NYT op-ed
Taylor denied he was ‘Anonymous’ in August interview with CNN
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
The anonymous senior Trump administration official who authored the infamous New York Times op-ed in 2018 declaring to be part of the “resistance” revealed himself on Wednesday to be former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor. . . .
. . . Taylor was hired by CNN as a contributor in September. However, it is now known that he lied to the network by denying authorship of the op-ed during an Aug. 21 interview with his now-colleague Anderson Cooper.
“There was an op-ed, there was a book by someone calling themselves ‘Anonymous.’ Are you aware of who that is?” Cooper asked.
“I’m not,” Taylor responded. “Look, that was a parlor game that happened in Washington D.C. of a lot of folks trying to think of who that might be. I’ve got my own thoughts about who that might be, but-”
“You’re not Anonymous,” Cooper interjected.
“I wear a mask for two things, Anderson: Halloweens and pandemics. So, no,” Taylor answered. . . .
. . . a spokesperson told Washington Post’s Erik Wemple that Taylor will remain as a contributor despite his lie to Anderson Cooper. . . .
. . . Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement knocking Taylor as a “low-level, disgruntled former staffer,” as well as "a liar and a coward . . .
“He was ineffective and incompetent during his time as DHS Chief of Staff which is why he was promptly fired after only serving in this role for a matter of weeks,” . . . “It is appalling a low-ranking official would be granted anonymity and it is clear the New York Times is doing the bidding of Never-Trumpers and Democrats.”
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows also piled on the former Trump official.
. . . Miles Taylor? That’s who the New York Times granted an anonymous editorial article? . . . What a monumental embarrassment," . . . .
The big reveal turned out to be a big letdown on social media.
“It’s an embarrassment,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan reacted. "I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be this expansive. . . .
. . . The widespread impression at the time of the NYT op-ed was that ‘Anonymous’ was someone who actually advised the president," ABC News … posted. . . .