British journalists rely too heavily on anonymous sources, often serving as little more than a covert mouthpiece for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a No. 10 source boasted to POLITICO.
- James Randerson
Actually, a No. 10 source didn’t say that. And POLITICO doesn’t allow reporters to use the word “source” to describe people they are quoting anonymously.
But there is a growing backlash in the U.K. against the use of off-record sources in political journalism — which is reflected in…