It’s bad enough how often journalists attribute their scoops to unnamed “sources,” but as cable networks fill time tonight waiting for a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Zimmerman’s neighbor Frank Taaffe let slip that his inside sources have told him the jury is deadlocked at the moment, with five of the six jurors moving to acquit.

As anxious as media outlets are to report the verdict, no one’s willing to go that far out on a limb. What sources, exactly?

Does Nancy Grace have a line on Taaffe’s inside source?