Indecision 2012 - He Said, She Said, She Said, She Said, She Said - Anonymous Sources

  • Aired:  11/07/11
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Fox News uses anonymous sources to discredit anonymous reports on Herman Cain's sexual harassment scandal. (3:44)

I OWE TIM MONEY IS WHAT I DO.

THE PROBLEM FOR CAIN EXCEPT

FOR THE OCCASIONAL TYPICAL

MEDIA (BEEP)....

>> JUST WHO IS HERMAN CAIN'S

WIFE AND WHY HASN'T SHE SAID

ANYTHING YET?

>> Jon: BRING US THE WIFE OF

THE ACCUSED.

SO THAT WE MAY THROW TOMATOES

AT HER AS WELL.

THE PROBLEM FOR CAIN IS THAT

FOR THE MOST PART THE BIG GET

OF THE POLITICAL STORY WAS

TRUE.

THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT

ASSOCIATION DID PAY A BUNCH OF

MONEY TO TWO LADIES TO SETTLE

HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST

HERMAN CAIN.

WHICH BY THE WAY EVEN HERMAN

CAIN SEEMED TO KNOW ABOUT IN

2003.

>> IN 2003 HERMAN CAIN RAN FOR

THE SENATE.

HE HIRED A GENERAL CONSULTANT,

KURT ANDERSON.

MR. CAIN DIVULGED THE

N.R.A.CLAIMS AT THAT TIME TO

HIS GENERAL CONSULTANT.

>> THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT

ASSOCIATION.

>> EXACTLY.

MR. ANDERSON.

SO THE CAMPAIGN AT THAT POINT

WOULD BE PREPARED IF THE ISSUE

SURFACED.

>> Jon: BY 2011, HIS MEMORY

HADñr BECOME... ALL FADED.

>> I AM UNAWARE OF ANY SORT OF

SETTLEMENT.

I HOPE IT WASN'T FOR MUCH

BECAUSE I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

>> Jon: OH, YOU DIDN'T?

THAT'S TOO BAD BECAUSE THEY

PAID HER $482 MILLION.

AND THE SECOND PROBLEM WITH

HERMAN CAIN'S BLAME THE MEDIA

STORY LINE IS THAT THE FIRST

PLACE CABLE NEWS NETWORK IS

DOING THE BEST TO HELP HIM.

>> DO YOU THINK OTHERS IN THE

MEDIA HAVE BEEN GIVING TOO

MUCH CREDENCE TO THESE RIGHT

NOW ANONYMOUS ALLEGATIONS?

POLITICO CHOSE NOT TO NAME THE

WOMEN INVOLVED IN THESE TWO

CASES WHICH I FOUND

INTERESTING.

>> Jon: VERY INTERESTING.

ANYONE WHO USED ANONYMOUS

SOURCES SHOULD BE DRUMMED OUT

OF JUMBLISM UNLESS....

>> AN UNNAMED SENIOR WHITE

HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS POLITICO

THE UNION FLUSHED TEN MILLION

OF THEIR MEMBERS' MONEY DOWN

THE TOILET ON A POINTLESS

EXERCISE.

THAT'S A QUOTE.

MANY BELIEVE IT'S FROM RAHM

EMANUEL.

ALL POLITICO SAYS IS SENIOR

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL.

IS THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN THE

WHITE HOUSE AND ORGANIZED

LABOR OVER?

>> Jon: YOU'RE JUST GOING TO

RUN WITH IT.

ALL RIGHT.

TO BE FAIR THAT'S NOT

ANONYMOUS, OF COURSE.

MANY BELIEVE IT'S RAHM

EMANUEL.

THAT WAS KIND OF EASY.

A LOT OF POLITICAL STORIES USE

ANONYMOUS SOURCING.

THE REAL TRICK FOR OUR CRACK

RESEARCH TEAM WOULD BE TO USE

ANONYMOUS SOURCES TO DISCREDIT

A REPORT YOU HAVE DISMISSED

BECAUSE IT HAS USED ANONYMOUS

SOURCES.

BUT TO FIND A CLIP LIKE THAT,

IT WOULD BE LIKE THE HOLY

GRAIL.

A PIPE DREAM.

ROLL THAT CLIP.

>> THE STORY CAME FROM

ANONYMOUS SOURCES.

SO IF THAT THEORY IS TRUE WE

SHOULD GO BACK AND SAY WELL

THEN HOW DID THIS STORY EVER

SURFACE BECAUSE DID IT COME

FROM SOURCES WHO WILL GO ON

THE RECORD?

NO.

I DON'T THINK THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY WITH

FINDING OUT WHO PLANTED THE

STORY AND HAPPY WITH THE

PERSON WHO DID IT.

>> THE WORD IS FROM THE

WASHINGTON TIMES THAT

ACCORDING TO A SOURCE WHOSE

FRIENDS WITH THE CAIN CAMP NOT

ONLY IS RICK PERRY CAMPAIGN

INVOLVED BUT THE MAYOR OF

CHICAGO, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF

RAHM EMANUEL IS LIKELY

INVOLVED WITH THE SEXUAL

HARASSMENT ACCUSER ATTACKS.

>> Jon: ANONYMOUS SOURCES ARE

HORRIBLE.

I KNOW.

THIS ANONYMOUS SOURCE SAYS THE

CODE OF JOURNALISM IS SIMPLY

THIS.

IT'S NOT OKAY TO USE AN

ANONYMOUS SOURCE.

UNLESS IT'S ABOUT RAHM

EMANUEL.

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