I hate reading articles that source “insiders.” Insiders? Really? Are we supposed to believe what so called insiders say? If someone doesn’t have the courage to identify himself or herself, and the media is so weak (or lazy) that it can’t get the information adequately source, why credit it?
Yes, in rare instances I am in favor of anonymous sources (eg national security or potential job loss for whistle blowers) but for the most part use of anonymous sources is just gossip…and the media gets up to its eyeballs in it.
Am I wrong?