CNN’s Stelter: Are ‘Alternative Facts’ the New Normal?
STELTER: "Some people have gotten numb to this, but these are really sinister claims from a world leader and totally unsupported by the real facts. I mean, heck, there were times this year that I used White House aides has anonymous sources because the aides would not speak on the record. Journalists don’t go around making up sources but the onus was and is on us in the press to better explain why we do what we do. For example, why we agree to keep sources anonymous sometimes, how we’ve had our facts. Trump’s daily media attacks have been a challenge and an opportunity, you know. So when he says something like this — "