There’s one big question that everyone has been asking about impeachment.
Threats of legal action are keeping the American people from learning the truth.
Fox News issued a gag order to keep Sean Hannity from revealing a huge secret.
It makes sense that journalists have to be held to a high standard when it comes to the material that they publish.
The Covington High School boy is suing the Washington Post for $300 million because of the defamation that they published that blacked his character, because he was wearing a MAGA hat when they had material in their possession that he was innocent.
But while it is sometimes justified, it is the danger of lawsuits that sometimes keeps journalists from publishing material that could possibly get them in hot water.
Fox News knows that they could be hit with a giant lawsuit if one of their reporters mentioned this name on air.
For the last week, the name of the whistleblower who schemed with Adam Schiff to bring down Trump has been generally known.
But Fox News stopped any of their reporters from talking about it.
According to The Washington Examiner:
A Fox News executive sent an email directive to its staff that the network had not confirmed the name of the whistleblower and therefore did not want hosts naming who they thought the whistleblower is.
The email, sent by a company executive and obtained by CNN on Wednesday, dictated that hosts were not to name the whistleblower, and production staffers were commanded to “not fulfill any video or graphic requests” in connection to the whistleblower’s identity.
The ban includes Fox’s prime-time hosts who have all largely supported President Trump. Hannity claimed this week that he had “multiple confirmations” of the identity of the whistleblower who is at the center of the Trump impeachment debate.
The Fox News host blamed the whistleblower’s lawyers and threats of lawsuits rather than Fox News executives for the reason he was not divulging the name. The lawyers for the whistleblower told the Washington Examiner they never threatened Hannity with a lawsuit.
One Fox News anchor, Howard Kurtz, defended not releasing the name of the whistleblower, saying it would send a “chilling message” to whistleblowers in the future.
While Democrats have been insistent that the whistleblower’s name should not be revealed, it was Adam Schiff who published transcripts that made it completely clear that Eric Ciaramella, a CIA analyst who was held over from the Obama administration, is probably the whistleblower.
The Democrats wanted to keep him out of the limelight to avoid awkward questions about his illegal contact with Adam Schiff before he filed a whistleblower report, his close connection and prior employment by Joe Biden’s campaign, and the fact that he was removed from the White House for leaking information during Trump’s presidency.
The American people deserve to have these questions answered.
Do you think Fox News made the right call to ban all their hosts from mentioning Eric Ciaramella’s name?
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