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    Posted: Mar 10 2018 at 3:33pm
Bob Woodward: Some Reporters Are Becoming ‘Emotionally Unhinged’ Covering Trump



by Alex Griswold

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward criticized reporters on the right and left alike who were becoming too emotionally invested in their coverage of Donald Trump, calling them "unhinged."

"You’ve described the Trump presidency as being a "test" for the news media. Do you think the media is failing the test?" asked Newsweek.

The former Washington Post reporter—now an associate editor—responded journalists could always do better, including himself, but that he thought the media had not "failed" to date.

"But we have a lot of work to do," he continued. "A number of reporters have at times become emotionally unhinged about it all, one way or the other."

"Look at MSNBC or Fox News, and you will see those continually either denigrating Trump or praising him. I think the answer is in the middle, and in this class I talk about how it’s important to get your personal politics out," Woodward went on.

"It's destructive to become too politicized. The emotion should be directed at doing more work, not some feeling or personal conclusion."

Woodward has leveled similar criticisms in the past, including during a January CNN hit alongside his former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein.

"In lots of reporting, particularly on television, commentary, there's kind of self-righteousness and smugness, and people kind of ridiculing the president," Woodward said. "When we reported on Nixon, it was obviously a very different era, but we did not adopt a tone of ridicule. The tone was, ‘what are the facts?'"

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"In lots of reporting, particularly on television, commentary, there's kind of self-righteousness and smugness, and people kind of ridiculing the president," Woodward said. "When we reported on Nixon, it was obviously a very different era, but we did not adopt a tone of ridicule. The tone was, ‘what are the facts?'"

Thanks Mr. Wookward for calling your fellow reporters out on the carpet for being overtly biased and deeply unprofessional.
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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

"In lots of reporting, particularly on television, commentary, there's kind of self-righteousness and smugness, and people kind of ridiculing the president," Woodward said. "When we reported on Nixon, it was obviously a very different era, but we did not adopt a tone of ridicule. The tone was, ‘what are the facts?'"

Thanks, Mr. Wookward for calling your fellow reporters out on the carpet for being overtly biased and deeply unprofessional.


Like sleeping with a pornstar while your THIRD wife is pregnant? That kind of unprofessional? If Obama had done that, the R's would be howling for blood. Screaming for impeachment, etc
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Follow the dollar. 
Franklin Graham backs Donald Trump. 
And the Koch Brothers bankroll Pence. 
The fix is in. 
As Mr. Carlin would say, 'Its a big F'kn club and you ain't in it' 
The Don was a big city 'liberal' 66 of his 70 years. This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with cash. I have said it before and still believe, the dwindling middle-class of this nation feed the poor and pad the pockets of the wealthy. But, in the not-so-distant future, there will only be the poor and the wealthy, and then Rome will have burnt and there will be no more discussion during elections. There will be only 99% of the country, as a dear friend of mine says, out pecking sh!t with the chickens. And the rulers will look out and say My how happy all the pheasants looks these days. 
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"Like sleeping with a pornstar while your THIRD wife is pregnant? That kind of unprofessional? If Obama had done that, the R's would be howling for blood. Screaming for impeachment, etc"


I'll just leave this here. Penny for your thoughts. 


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