Well, perhaps it's because they respect the purpose behind whistleblower protection laws. For the same reason that they don't report names of rape victims or mob informants.flockofseagulls104 wrote: Explain to me why the MSM won't even say eric ciaramella when everyone knows who he is. They will report rumors and gossip about trump on the front page but have no interest in this guy. Why is that, bobby?
Can you grasp the concept that, legally, it doesn't matter who the whistleblower is or why he came forward? Nothing he says is being is being used as evidence. Instead, he provided leads that have since been corroborated in numerous ways, and that's what's being presented as evidence. There are a lot of people in jail today because former spouses or lovers, disgruntled employees, or rival mobsters tipped off the police. The motives of those providing the leads may not have been admirable, but the evidence proves solid.
The reason the Republicans are interested in outing this guy is to drag him through the mud, rightly or wrongly (and possibly put him and his family in danger), for the sole purpose of making future whistleblowers less likely to come forward for fear of receiving the same treatment.
And "half" the people don't believe it's another attempt to change the election. It's significantly less than half and shrinking every day thanks to the testimony that's coming out.
As Carl Sandburg once said, "If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.” You and Trump's other enablers like Nunes and Jordan are now reduced to pounding the table and yelling like hell.