New York Times subscription termination calls came on Thursday night after the newspaper outraged identifying the Trump whistleblower as a CIA official.
In an article published on Thursday, the Times revealed that the whistleblower At the center of a political showdown in Washington is a male CIA officer who had previously been placed under the White House.
The "exclusive details" were revealed in a report based on confirmed reports from three unnamed sources, not the whistleblower himself
The whistleblower filed a nine-page complaint in which he accused the White House of making a phone call between To cover up President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump called on the foreign head of state to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden.
The Times identification claims to be the most publicized information about the whistleblower. The newspaper's decision was largely reprimanded online and even became a hot topic with the #CancelNYT hashtag.
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"The heroes of our country are far more valuable than clicks and views. Doxxing the whistleblower jeopardizes the life of the individual, which is particularly disgusting, considering that the whistleblower has passed through the right government channels. The NYT protects Trump sources better than this. #CancelNYT " wrote Eugene Gu.
In addition to the cancellation of subscriptions, others even demanded the dismissal of the editor of the Times, Dean Baquet.
"Dean Baquet should definitely lose his job in this case." The damage to the whistleblower's security has already been done, but @nytimes must condemn this decision to protect future sources and whistleblowers. "This can not be considered an acceptable precedent. # CancelNYT, "wrote Twitter user @KristinMinkDC.
Baquet responded to the criticism in an article published on Thursday evening and said the Times had decided to release "limited information" about the whistleblower to give him credibility with Trump's allegations that the unidentified person was a "political." Hack job. "
" The President and some of his followers have attacked the credibility of the whistleblower who provided information that triggered a groundbreaking impeachment trial, "Baquet said." We wanted to provide readers with information that would enable them to judge for themselves whether or not it is credible. "
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Critics Online appeared unfazed by those who defended the newspaper, like the author written by the Times Wajahat Ali who asked the public to rethink their decision to terminate their subscriptions.
. It's also attacked directly by Trump and his followers, "he tweeted. "I write for them, but I also publicly disagree with some decisions, like today's. Nevertheless, the good far outweighs the bad. "
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Many online users commented that they had had enough with the Old Gray Lady who had suffered a setback in the supposed Bomb was not mentioned that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and he did not remember the alleged sexual assault.