Wave after wave of mainstream media slicksters are being paraded out to make the case for the nullification of the election of Donald Trump. It what is quite possibly the most intense and coordinated media campaign ever, the establishment is bringing all of it’s resources to bear over the bogus Russian election hack narrative being peddled by the CIA.
One of the big name attack dogs loosed on Trump is former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. Mr. Bernstein became a hero after his reporting on the Watergate fiasco that brought down a president and is now training his site on another.
According to CNN “Carl Bernstein: Donald Trump has ‘disdain for the truth’”:
CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein slammed Donald Trump Sunday, saying that the President-elect “lives and thrives in a fact-free environment.”
After CNN’s Brian Stelter brought up Trump’s frequent tweets expressing disdain for news coverage of his affairs, Bernstein warned against allowing the incoming president to define the agenda.
“No president, including Richard Nixon, has been so ignorant of fact and disdains fact in the way this President-elect does,” said Bernstein, whose reporting in the 1970s with Bob Woodward for the Washington Post exposed the Watergate scandal and led to Nixon’s resignation.
“And it has something to do with the growing sense of authoritarianism he and his presidency are projecting,” Bernstein added. “The danger of it is obvious and he’s trying to make the conduct of the press the issue, not his own conduct.”
But the press has changed since the dashing young newsman reached the heights of fame and was even played by a young Dustin Hoffman in the Academy Award winning film “All the President’s Men” way back in 1976, it’s a totally different country now and not in a good way.
This is especially the case when the entire national media is doing the hard sell on leaked info from a “secret” CIA report claiming proof that the Russians hacked the election to win it for Trump and there are calls for the results to be reversed and the presidency awarded to Hillary Clinton through Electoral College tampering which is now rampant.
A younger and less tarnished Bernstein once wrote his magnum opus on the CIA infiltration of the media in his epic 1977 expose “The CIA and the Media” published by Rolling Stone magazine. What the hell happened to him? He is now a part of the same establishment that he once opposed and has become a lapdog to the powerful.
Like his mummified D.C. cocktail circuit suckler Bob Woodward, Bernstein is a parody of his former self and the two serve as poster boys for the failure of the American media as an institution.
Originally published at Downtrend.com