HOW LONG BEFORE THIS POLICY IS IGNORED?

CNN is reporting that the brass at Fox News Channel has been repeatedly warning its hosts and personalities to refrain from identifying the whistleblower – Rand Paul notwithstanding.

That whistleblower, whose complaint ramped up the impeachment probe against Mr. Trump, has remained anonymous.

That has led to several Trump-friendly guests and hosts on Fox News to flirt with naming who they believe the whistleblower-to-be.

So far, not even Hannity has breached the edict.

While a number of right-wing websites with varying degrees of credibility have flirted with dropping the name, Fox is perhaps the only major component of the right-wing media machine that has, thus far, refrained from naming the person identified by that story.

That has been the position of so-called mainstream media from the get-go.

Russian media, however, complied with Paul’s Monday demand that the whistleblower’s name be be made public.

Strange bedfellows.

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