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."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?
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."
I stopped reading at that point.