TheScrubDaily:"Let’s begin with “trusted source.” Using an unverified, unnamed source in journalism kills credibility. When someone can’t name their source, it’s basically confirmation that whatever comes next is made up.
Now, sure, these elusive sources have sometimes provided stories that have turned out to be true. But how many times in journalism, hell, video game journalism, has that happened?
Not enough to use it as something credible, even to the eyes of the reader."