Appearing on Brian “Soon to be Gone” Stelter’s CNN program, which is hilariously named “Reliable Sources,” leftist hack Carl Bernstein decided to viciously attack Trump and call him a criminal while praising CNN’s disgraced and ousted former CEO, Jeff Zucker.
Praising Zucker, for instance, Berstein ridiculously claimed that Jeff Zucker, under whose “leadership” CNN crumbled because of its obvious anti-Republican bias, was committed to “getting the best obtainable version of the truth,” saying:
“And I think both Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have been commit through their careers to understanding what good journalism is.
“You know, when Zaslav came over to Warner, he was asked in an interview with Oprah, ‘What is your favorite movie at ‘Warner Bros.?’ He said ‘All the President’s Men.’ What is ‘All the President’s Men.’ It’s a movie about all the things that we’re talking about, how you go about getting the best obtainable version of the truth. I think Jeff Zucker was committed to that. It’s basic. It’s what we do.
“And, again, it is not about neutrality, it’s about fairness, it’s about doing the reporting, it’s about getting the multiple sources. All of cable news has commentary, it ought to have commentary, it should be labeled perhaps a little better as commentary, but that’s a function, too. Just as newspapers and old news organizations had editorial pages. We have room for both. We need to be doing both, but both need to be of the highest caliber.”
But though Bernstein had many great things to say about the fired sex pest that wasted hundreds of millions on CNN+, which barely lasted even a month, and wrecked the network on the sharp rocks of the Trump train, he had nothing good to say about Trump, who he called a criminal.
Commenting on Trump, who he insisted had won because CNN and other networks had covered him and “gave him free ammunition to spread lies”, Bernstein said that networks have to be even less neutral and more vicious in attacking Trump, calling him a criminal and comparing him with lynchings, saying:
“But more than that, you know, in this book, ‘Chasing History,’ I think the most important line in the book, it’s about what I learned as a 16, 17, 18-year-old going to work in journalism, is the line that I was taught by great reporters covering civil rights. That is, the truth is not neutral. The truth is not neutral. That doesn’t mean that we have to be fair in all we cover. We have to give acknowledgement to two sides. We have to be judicious, but not judicial.
“I know there’s been a lot of angst about, for instance, calling Donald Trump, not only on this network but all over, a criminal. You know, we called Nixon a criminal president in reporting on Watergate. In fact, he never was convicted of a crime, but he was a criminal president. Donald Trump is a serial liar, as I once called him on the air, and I said to myself I hope that doesn’t sound pejorative because that’s, and I reported it, what most Republicans in the Senate in the United States regard him as.
“So I think we have to do a better job explaining to our readers and to our viewers what we do and how we do it, and at the same time, the bottom line has to be the best obtainable version of the truth, and, in fact, the truth is not neutral. Ask yourself this question: Is a lynching neutral? I’ve covered those kinds of stories. It’s not neutral.“
So that’s the leftist state of mind: anyone who disagrees with me should be treated like a criminal/someone trying to commit a lynching. No wonder so few people are watching CNN that Stelter got fired.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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