Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Would Like to Respect Carl Bernstein...

...I really would. He comes so close, and then...
Carl Bernstein: 'Cold civil war' gripping US as media embrace 'different truths'
No. Nonono. There are not any parallel "truths" which lead to contradictory conclusions. The Left doesn't even believe that there are ANY truths. Sorry Carl.

And again:
He stressed the importance of anonymous sources and said "quote 'leaks' which really are not leaks" are instead "mostly reporters trying very hard to get truthful information and put some context to this story."
That's a sorry excuse for making untestable claims which are purveyed as FACT. These sorts of leaks are a) illegal; b) not testable; c) loose innuendo used by reporters who have no actual facts to report. And a leak is not context. If it is not testable fact, then it is not testable context. Carl, that's bullshit.

Bernstein said one of the big difference between Watergate and now is "that we are in the midst of a cold civil war in this country."

He expanded on that idea, saying that there is a political and cultural civil war and all of our reporting is taking place in the context of that cold civil war. And nothing quite like that existed at the time of Watergate."
Carl, you were there, right?? There was insurrection on the campuses, riots at DNC conventions, and in all major cities, Bill Ayers bombings, Weathermen bombings, kidnappings, burnings, shooting of students by National Guardsmen, black riots in the ghettos... where the hell were you?

I stopped reading at that point.

1 comment:

Steven Satak said...

Carl Bernstein might have been fighting the good fight back in the day, but I am become increasingly convinced as time goes by, that this was entirely by coincidence.

Nixon needed correcting and removal. He was increasingly corrupt. So was a goodly amount of his administration. But Woodward and Bernstein did not accomplish their part over a feeling they were righting some sort of wrong, fighting for the good of the country.

IIRC, both at the time were actually journalists. Bernstein appears to have since morphed into an apologist for the Left - this link demonstrates his dedication to excusing Hillary Clinton from her peccadilloes back this time in 2015!


Ideology can make you forget a lot of things in the pursuit of acceptance. Bernstein seems to have forgotten a great deal of inconvenient truths on the way to becoming an aged Leftist shill.