Fox News puts new edict on hosts to protect whistleblower identity
The name of the alleged whistleblower has been public for about a week now.
Even so, Fox News has told all of its personalities they are not permitted to use his name, Breitbart reports.
Keep It Quiet
Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated he would probably, at some point, reveal who the whistleblower was to the American people.
Then, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) stated he wanted to call this individual as a witness in the impeachment inquiry, which would also make his or her identity public.
There has been much debate about the legalities of revealing this name, but according to Paul, the only person legally not allowed to reveal the name is the Inspector General.
Even so, Fox News told its staff that since the network has not been able to confirm this individual’s identity, nobody is to use the reported name in any way, shape, or form during their reporting.
Name Already Out
The name of the alleged whistleblower was first reported by RealClearInvestigations. That report alleged Eric Ciaramella, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, has been identified as the leaker.
The story was quickly picked up by The Drudge Report, which means millions of people were then made aware of the name. Several days later, Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted out a post sharing the name, which is when liberals really went nuts, saying Don Jr. put the man’s life at risk.
One of the reasons that name is such a hot topic is because of the previous work relationship the alleged whistleblower had with Joe Biden. This individual was actually removed from his post for allegedly leaking stories to the media after Trump took over at the White House.
This person clearly has an agenda, and this is not to mention the fact the whistleblower’s attorney in 2017 touted the beginning of a “coup” against Trump.
Democrats and liberals believe this “outing” is being used to intimidate others from coming forward when all we are really want to know is if this person is part of the coup or not.
This is a real story, but sadly, even Fox News is too afraid to report it.