Fox News Contributor Names Whistleblower On-Air

Media Matters reports:

Despite Fox News’ instructions to its staffers not to reveal the name of the purported Trump-Ukraine whistleblower identified in other conservative media outlets because the network has not confirmed his or her identity, the alleged name of the whistleblower has been repeated on the network twice.

Most recently, paid Fox contributor and The Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway said the name on the November 10 edition of MediaBuzz, and earlier in the week, guest Lars Larson also said the unconfirmed name on-air.

After Hemingway’s reference to the whistleblower’s supposed identity, MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz briefly tried to clean up her comments, saying, “I don’t know whether this is actually the person or not, and I don’t want to speculate about that.”

The Federalist has since tweeted the clip with whistleblower’s purported name in its headline.