Rosenstein Puts Kibosh on #FakeNews: “Exercise Caution” Before Believing “Stories” About Special Counsel
Posted On 16 Jun 2017 /
In a statement being called “unusual” by many — it seems crystal clear to us — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a statement late yesterday calling on the public to question the stories they read, and the sources they come from.
“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,'” Rosenstein said, “particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated.”
We like this statement. It reminds us what David French said, that a leak is of something factual, and until we know something is a fact, not a factoid, we’re just dealing in innuendos. Furtherore, it calls into question the supposed break-in-the-case that the President is under investigation for obstruction of justice…as well as any news surrounding Jared Kushner.
Perhaps what’s so unusual about it — aside from the strange timing — is the mention of the “country” with which sources are affiliated. What springs to mind is Russia, but the fact is, sourcing that is anonymous and never has to be identified could come from anywhere.
It seems fitting that in our day in age, a statement like Rosenstein’s is unusual. In fact, it’s the smartest thing in the world to do: wait for the truth to come out.