Goldberg Defends Anonymous Sources: They Feared 'Angry Tweets'

Alex Christy | September 4, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] On Thursday, The Atlantic ran a truly damning piece accusing President Trump of saying that a cemetery of marines who died at the Battle of Belleau Wood, one of the most important battles of World War I and in the history of the Marine Corps, is "filled with losers" and that they were "suckers" for getting killed. However, there was a problem. Editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg's article was entirely based on "four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day," whatever that means. On Friday, Goldberg was on CNN's New Day to defend himself.

Host Jim Sciutto began by informing viewers that CNN could not independently verify Goldberg's and asked Goldberg to respond to White House denials, fellow host Alisyn Camerota actually challenged Goldberg even further.