A cited source is one that is trusted: that is, the authority backing it is not in doubt.

To cite any source in an article at openpolitics.ca itself, create cite links to internal copies of external headlines - see submit news - or (more questionably) to your own news stories or those from nonstandard sources.

It's common to find unreasonable citations of questionable authorities especially in politics as usual. For example, Jim Harris of the Green Party of Canada, in an interview on Global TV on December 11, 2005, referred to the source of a questionable number twice as being from "consultants" without naming them.

There are many other examples of unwisely cited non-sources. For instance Wikipedia:cited as a source is a worst practice when working as journalists, it implies you are lazy.