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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:59 PM

Just Like the Whistleblower, We can not Expect the Author of Anonymous to Expose Themselves.

After posting earlier that I thought Kelly Ann should admit to being the author, I realized I'm dead wrong.

Because if she is, and I certainly do not actually know that to be true, I could put her in danger for her life if it turned out I was correct.

Seriously, because it is so serious. Give the Anonymous author a break for a minute. They may need the time to survive. And that's "survive" in the truest meaning of the word.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:01 PM

1. Agreed

Too many Russia contractors running around.

To be honest, Iím kinda bracing for that. I hope Iím wrong.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:32 PM

13. trump the gangster, would not, at some point, hesitate much to do

something vicious.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:02 PM

2. I am so sick of the whole fucking situation eom.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:07 PM

3. I can't give Kelly Ann that much credit.

JMHO but I don't think it is her.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

4. It is a bit too obvious to be true. Any ideas?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:13 PM

7. Honestly no. So many people have come and gone from his administration

that I cannot remember them all.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:20 PM

10. LOL! Great point!

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:12 PM

6. She defied a subpoena. Would Anonymous do that?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:18 PM

9. I felt much the same at first. Because to me your word is your credibility. That is why I have...

...always posted anything I wrote on the web since my first Internet connection in 1993. Why waste the time writing, if it's not in my own name?

But, then I remembered why journalism has, on the whole, allowed works by anonymous writers. For example, we can't expect an abused wife to expose herself when writing honestly about spousal abuse.

There are reasons to stay hidden.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:20 PM

11. I believe they would. If only to keep him calm and to stay

they are doing what they have to do literally survive.
You don't think after the op-ed last year and now a book, that Trump will just let it go do you? He will put their life in danger, I would bet on it.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. I agree 100 percent. I am happy they are there.

I didn't think it could be KAC, because of the Mercer/Cambridge Analytica connection. I am beginning to wonder, if I was wrong.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:15 PM

8. She's such an opportunist and can switch loyalties

On a dime. That makes her a suspect. However, never see her as the altruistic, patriotic type. But guess that doesn't rule her out. If it's all about $ and her future post-trump

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:30 PM

12. Like the Ukraine whistleblower, the anonymous author's identity is not an absolute secret, just

something which responsible people will choose not to repeat or broadcast to the masses or those who would broadcast it to the masses.

If this anonymous person is getting a book published by a corporate publisher, then there are editors and fact-checkers and lawyers up the wazoo who know exactly who this person is -- necessary context for them to do their jobs of protecting the company from defamation lawsuits. And any of the people who have been contacted for purposes of fact-checking probably have a guess or deduction as to the author's ID also.

We all know how Nunes' staffer tried leaking the whistleblower's name to all and sundry, and the major news outlets reported that fact but not the name itself. The same is going to be true of the anonymous author. Dozens, or hundreds, of reporters and journos will know or suspect who this person is, and not say so because it would be grossly irresponsible. Keep an eye out for those who do so first (once some do, the rest will say 'well, the damage is already done' and likely follow) -- those are the assholes.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:41 PM

14. Agreed 100%, except your last word. We need our "A..hol.s. We do not need them!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:58 PM

15. Agreed.

Regardless of how certain anyone is about their guess - what if you're wrong? You could put the wrong person and all of their loved ones in danger.

What if you're right? Same scenario.

Regardless, any name tossed out there draws the attention of a man-baby with mob connections. If you agree with or appreciate the message, why in the world would you want to hurt the messenger?

JoeOtterbein is right. This is another whistleblower. Respect their anonymity. You really may not know who it is and how much danger you might visit on them or their family.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:03 PM

16. Quite frankly, if it is KAC, she and her hubby laid it out in the wide open for years now

And certainly, if it isn't KAC, she must have known that most eyes would eventually be cast upon her as the author, so she must have a brilliant defense for her boss.

We already know she can gish gallop her way out of unflattering questions like a seasoned pro.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:08 AM

17. Of course a "seasoned pro" would know what to do when in danger...

...Hide! Just like in the shooting drills we force our kids to endure in school.

And now from me; "tears."

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