The effort to protect the identity of the alleged whistleblower is being taken very seriously. Major TV networks have banned the use of the supposed name of the suspected whistleblower as well as online tech giants, such as Facebook.
Fox News has also banned the use of the whistleblower’s name.
Fox News Contributor Mollie Hemingway however, defied the network’s wish and named the whistleblower on live TV. The video is not directly available from Fox News any longer, so the only inkling of proof left is a phone-recording of live TV.
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More from Western Journal:
Last week, according to CNN Business, Fox hosts were emailed a reminder that [the alleged Whistleblower’s name] was not to be used because the network had not “independently confirmed [the] name or identification of the anonymous whistleblower.”
On Sunday’s “MediaBuzz,” the Fox News show devoted to the intersection of politics and the media, Fox contributor and senior editor at The Federalist Mollie Hemingway went ahead and identified [the Whistleblower] anyway, and the discomfort on the set was obvious.
“The New York Times did all but reveal his name in September,” Hemingway said. “And RealClearInvestigations has identified a man… as the whistleblower, so it’s already out there.
“We could be talking about this reporting, and talking about whether that’s accurate reporting or not. So I’m still a little bit confused about why we’re pretending that hasn’t already happened.”