Morning Jolt: ‘Anonymous’ Falls Flat

On the menu today: The op-ed page of the New York Times made the deliberate decision to hoodwink America about the identity of "Anonymous"; the sense of guilt that pervades legacy media — a very apt label; and wondering whether or not we will even see long lines on Election Day with early voting being so massive so far.

Anonymous . . . Turned Out to Be a Guy Who Was Pretty Anonymous

"Anonymous," the unnamed Trump administration official who claimed in an infamous New York Times op-ed that he was secretly trying to "thwart" Trump's policies, turned out to be . . . Miles Taylor, a former policy adviser and deputy chief of staff to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, and eventually chief of staff in the department, although not until after the op-ed was published.

This revelation shouldn’t be a huge deal, and yet it feels like it just broke something important. It feels like the editors of the New York Times chose to play a massive prank on us. They watched the fervent Washington speculation that it was Mike Pence, James Mattis, Jared Kushner ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 29 2020
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'Anonymous' Falls Flat

On the menu today: The op-ed page of the New York Times made the deliberate decision to hoodwink America about the identity of "Anonymous"; the sense of guilt that pervades legacy media — a very apt label; and wondering whether or not we will even see long lines on Election Day with early voting being so massive so far.

Anonymous . . . Turned Out to Be a Guy Who Was Pretty Anonymous

"Anonymous," the unnamed Trump administration official who claimed in an infamous New York Times op-ed that he was secretly trying to "thwart" Trump's policies, turned out to be . . . Miles Taylor, a former policy adviser and deputy chief of staff to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, and eventually chief of staff in the department, although not until after the op-ed was published.

This revelation shouldn’t be a huge deal, and yet it feels like it just broke something important. It feels like the editors of the New York Times chose to play a massive prank on us. They watched the fervent Washington speculation that it was Mike Pence, James Mattis, Jared Kushner ...   READ MORE

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