ABC's Jake Tapper doesn't need sourcesSeptember 8, 2008 2:37 PM EDT ››› ERIC BOEHLERT
Not when he can read minds. Tapper, who doubles as a professional parser of all-things Clinton related, reports that Hillary Clinton needs to be more forceful in her public denunciations of Sarah Palin. At least that's what some Democrats think, according to Tapper. Who are these disappointed Democrats and what are they actually saying about Clinton?
No details are offered. But trust us, Tapper just knows.
Of course, this wouldn't be an example of a journalist typing up his own Clinton opinion and then making it seem like news by not quoting invisible Democrats, would it?
UPDATE: We didn't mean to suggest that Tapper invented his sources or doesn't have any for his Clinton claim. But because he doesn't quote anybody (even anonymously) and makes only a vague reference to "Obama supporters," it's almost impossible for readers to gage whether Tapper's specific charge is true; that some Democrats are "troubled" at how Clinton is campaigning, or how widespread that sentiment is.