Remember the name Mike Taylor? We wrote about him twice, earlier this year, after he was billed as a senior administration official coming out against Trump. Well he is the one claiming to be ‘anonymous’, who was leading the resistance against Trump:
Here's Jake Tapper breathlessly reporting the news that his CNN colleague Miles Taylor was Anonymous. Don't forget he was part of Miles Taylor's media tour the first time and part of the PR campaign (one could say collusion) with the Never Trump group RVAT. pic.twitter.com/bCEvey0ZkG
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 28, 2020
And wouldn’t you know, Miles Taylor works for CNN now. They gladly took him in when he came out against Trump and endorsed Joe Biden. I think they deserve each other.
Journalists are now realizing the New York Times lied to them about Taylor:
The mere fact that the majority of people clearly came away with the perception that the author was dramatically more senior that he was in reality means that the Times failed to provide its readership sufficient context.
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) October 28, 2020
I also didn’t realize the definition of “senior administration official” could be *this* expansive. Wasn’t even an agency chief of staff at the time the op-ed ran.
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) October 28, 2020
So Anonymous turns out be a big fat nobody that does absolutely nothing to hurt Trump. Good job resistance!
Also, as Kayleigh reminds us, he’s a liar too…
PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being “Anonymous,” once told us he was NOT Anonymous. He LIED!
This is everything people hate about Washington — two-faced liars who push their own agendas at the expense of the People. This is the epitome of the swamp! ⬇️ https://t.co/cNz1Fgpz5g
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 28, 2020
UPDATE: According to Erik Wemple, CNN is gonna keep their lying contributor on the network:
A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. CNN cannot have it both ways — slamming Trump for his lies, yet condoning a very big and blatant one by its own contributor.
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 28, 2020