Wait. What? I'm sorry, but I barely trust a news story today when they provide video taped evidence with names and credentials. Do you think I'm going to believe a story based on 'I can't tell you who said it, but trust me, he's reliable'? Next thing you know The Atlantic will be insisting Professional Wrestling is real.
It sometime stuns me to see the various side effects of our dying civilization. As my boys once said, we're the generation that finally proves an education isn't enough. Despite our education, people will take The Atlantic at face value. Despite enough examples to fill Jupiter of news stories being wrong, and being wrong always in ways that make only one side of the political divide look back, you'll have people add this to their 'why I hate Trump' list. Again, propaganda is for both the weak and the willing minded. And sometimes those two camps are the same.
Is this saying I don't believe it? Nothing would surprise me since it's people in a fallen world. People can be quite nasty as well as good. Given Trump's previous statements about POWs and certain veterans that cross him, it's not off of the table. I'm just saying that in 2020, there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are fools, and there are those who know better than to take any news story today at face value, especially if its proof is a bunch of sources it can't reveal.