President Trump may have refuted the allegations put forth by the “The Atlantic” -- the 74-year-old leader reportedly (as per the publication) called Americans who were martyred in battle “losers” and “suckers.” But, the media outlet’s editor in chief is ready to put up a good fight to testify the accusations and report on the Trump administration “by doing their jobs.”

“I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks,” said Jeffrey Goldberg while he was in conversation with CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. “We have a responsibility and we're going to do it regardless of what he says,” added Goldberg.

The explosive report that revealed Trump’s perspectives about American soldiers in the past amassed severe backlash from the president and his supporters, as the outlet ran the story with quotes under the condition of anonymity.

Goldberg however claimed that non-disclosure of one’s identity is the only way forward -- to uncover stories. “We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate,” said Goldberg, reasoning as to why he chose to cite nameless people. “These are not people who are anonymous to me,” added the editor.

Carl Bernstein, the investigative reporter known for breaking the Watergate story that took down President Richard Nixon, sided with Goldberg’s stance and told Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday that anonymous sourcing is often a crucial and indispensable tool for reporters.

“Almost all 200 of our stories about Watergate were based on anonymous sourcing,” said Bernstein, further implying how in the Trump era, “reporting is almost uniformly based on anonymous sourcing in part because that's the only way we can get to the truth.”

Bernstein further averred that the public has been kept in the know about the truth of Trump and his presidency through honest reportage. “The fake news is the president's news," and journalists are "doing the real reporting,” he added.

The revelations stirred angst in the Trump administration and had Trump slam “The Atlantic” yet again on Sunday. This time around, fingers were pointed at the publication’s majority owner, Laurene Powell Jobs. “Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE," Trump tweeted.

"The ban on H-1B visas, which are often used to fill very niche positions that are not easily found in the American workforce, will ultimately prove to be counterproductive and is an example of using a nuclear bomb to address a bar fight," said Leon Fresco, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration who now represents H-1B workers. Photo by History in HD on Unsplash

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