Guidance: On Describing Christine Blasey Ford’s Letter
The letter containing her allegation about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did not come from an anonymous person. She signed it. So we should not refer to it as an “anonymous letter” or to her account as an “anonymous allegation.” Instead, as we have done most times, we should describe the circumstances. She contacted her local member of Congress and then Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and asked that they keep her name confidential.
(“Memmos;” Sept. 17, 2018)
September 17, 2018