The United States Department of Justice delivered a broadside against mainstream media outlets yesterday.
In a statement on behalf of the department, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warned against "accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials’.
Since the election, President Trump and his administration have been plagued by a constant barrage of stories from America’s most watched and read media outlets levying damaging allegations of wrongdoing. Without exception, all of these stories have been based upon anonymous sources.
Led by CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post .. these unattributed ‘news’ stories have made the phrase "fake news", a common descriptor of these media outlets.
via The United States Department of Justice:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Statement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Anonymous Allegations
“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”