On Friday, a CNN segment got uncomfortable when host Wolf Blitzer criticized a journalist for not having adequate sources in her reporting.
After White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was fired from his position, the CNN panel discussed the recent turmoil in the Trump administration.
CNN chief political correspondent Gloria Borger conceded that she did not have clear reports about why Priebus left. She said that some sources told her that Priebus resigned from his position, while others “pushed back” on that report.
At this point, Blitzer cut in.
“When you say pushback, a lot of our viewers don’t understand that. Are these people simply out of the loop? They don’t know what they’re talking about? Or are they lying?” Blitzer questioned.
“Uh, it could be a little bit of both, and it could also be that the person involved didn’t know at that point. I mean, you know, Wolf, it’s hard to know,” Borger replied. “All I know is you’re only as good as your sources, and you have a source that tells you that Reince Priebus will be gone, and then you have a good source that tells you that’s not the case.”
“Well, clearly the sources that were pushing you away are not good sources, so you’ve got to be careful with those sources down the road. Either they don’t know what they’re talking about, or they’re lying,” Blitzer exclaimed.
“That’s my experience as a reporter,” he stressed.
Borger appeared visibly distressed by Blitzer’s comments
“Thank you, but I’m not the only one here doing the reporting on this,” she responded.
First reported by The Blaze.