Huffington back at the anonymous well
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
Having decried anonymous sourcing last month the day after publishing anonymous speculation about Tom Cruise’s studio relationships — “I’m very much against the use of anonymous sources unless there’s some compelling public interest” — Arianna Huffington goes back to the well today after standing around with some insiders in Aspen, but not bothering to scribble down names.
A cluster of high-powered media insiders quickly switched over to ‘The Gossip-Driven Reality.’ The well-informed suppositions were flying faster than the peloton at the Tour de France. I can tell you what was said, I just can’t tell you who was saying it… According to the players, the key to whether this story has real legs — and whether it will spell the end of Rove — is determining intent. And a key to that is whether there was a meeting at the White House where Rove and Scooter Libby discussed what to do with the information they had gotten from the State Department…
Ahh, the joys of anonymous mud-slinging.