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Things quickly get awkward on CNN when Wolf Blitzer scolds a reporter live on air for poor sources

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer scolds a CNN reporter for poor sources live on air. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Things got awkward on CNN Friday when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer scolded a network reporter for not having satisfactory sources in the White House.

The humiliating moment came live on air during a segment about the ongoing shake-up in the White House, which most recently claimed White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday.

CNN chief political correspondent Gloria Borger admitted that she had conflicting sources in the White House, some who said that Priebus was about to exit the White House and others who "pushed back" against that claim.

That's when Blitzer stopped her.

"When you say pushback, a lot of our viewers don't understand that. Are these people simply out of the loop? They don't know what they're talking about? Or are they lying?" he asked.

"Uh, it could be a little bit of both, and it could also be that the person involved didn't know at that point. I mean, you know, Wolf, it's hard to know," Borger responded. "All I know is you're only as good as your sources, and you have a source that tells you that Reince Priebus will be gone, and then you have a good source that tells you that's not the case."

"Well, clearly the sources that were pushing you away are not good sources, so you've got to be careful with those sources down the road. Either they don't know what they're talking about, or they're lying," Blitzer shot back.

"That's my experience as a reporter," he emphasized.

The longtime political reporter seemed upset by Blitzer's sharp criticism.

"Thank you, but I’m not the only one here doing the reporting on this," she said.

The continued shakeup plaguing the White House first claimed Sean Spicer last week after he resigned his post as press secretary, and claimed Priebus just one week later.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will be replacing Priebus, while deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will replace Spicer. President Donald Trump also hired Anthony Scaramucci in recent weeks as the new White House communications director.

Fox News host Dana Perino, who served as a senior aide in the George W. Bush administration, predicted on Friday that all of the shuffling inside in the White House is a series of calculated moves to remove Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the Department of Justice.

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