Greenwald attacks anonymous sources:

What Klein's anonymous White House sources told him ("there's no intention to touch Social Security in the foreseeable future") is directly contrary to what Brooks' anonymous White House sources, two weeks later, told him (Obama "is extremely committed to entitlement reform and is plotting politically feasible ways to reduce Social Security").  But there's no way to resolve those contradictory White House claims because Klein and Brooks allowed these officials to hide behind anonymity when making these claims.  That's what anonymity does -- it allows dubious or even false government claims to be spouted with impunity and without any accountability.

Klein responds here.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to