It was, it turned out, quite wrong. Plavix wasn’t mentioned in any letters from Trump’s doctors about the drugs he was taking. Nor has it been suggested as a medication the president may be taking by actual medical experts.

Two weeks later, though, Cooper isn’t complaining that he was fed some bogus tip by a source. That’s because he claims to have no idea who told him about it in the first place.

“I’m not trying to evade here, but I don’t remember now who told me that, because literally it was 10,000 tweets ago,” Cooper told The Daily Beast.

Cooper is a creature of the modern media ecosystem: a former small time politico who used the lax editorial standards of social media platforms to parlay his partisan instincts into a form of mini-celebrity.