Not ‘role of the media to disclose the identity’: Fox anchor says naming whistleblower ‘violates the spirit’ of law

Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz argued journalists who name the alleged whistleblower are carrying water for politicians who don’t want to be responsible for identifying the person themselves.

“I don’t think it’s the role of the media to disclose the identity of the whistleblower. As you know, a name came up on my program yesterday. I don’t think that should have happened,” Kurtz said, referring to network contributor Mollie Hemingway naming career CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella as the alleged whistleblower.

“We have no independent reporting that says this is the guy, despite what some partisan sites are saying. Even if we did have independent reporting, I
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