Collusion? You want to see some collusion? Check out CNN’s Alisyn Camerota this morning. She expressed reluctance in outing the anonymous author of yesterday’s New York Times op-ed. Camerota gave two reasons for her reluctance:
1. “As a journalist, I’m very conflicted about attempting to unearth a confidential source. This is a confidential source that the New York Times agreed to keep confidential.
2. “I also am uncomfortable going too far in trying to out this person who wasn’t, clearly, ready to be outed, because this person argues that they are doing important work inside the White House or inside the administration and therefore doesn’t want to be outed right now.”
Let’s break this down.
As to not wanting to out anonymous because “this person argues that they are doing important work inside the White House or inside the administration and therefore doesn’t want to be outed right now.” You’ve got to be kidding! Camerota’s not outing someone because he doesn’t want to be outed? Sounds like Camerota has adopted anonymous’ argument about doing “important work” and doesn’t want to hurt that effort. That makes Camerota anonymous’ collaborator.
And that, friends, is a prima facie case of collusion.