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Bob Woodward Opposes CNN Lawsuit, Saying It Helps Trump

Legendary reporter Bob Woodward says CNN’s lawsuit to reinstate Jim Acosta’s press pass is a bad idea, suggesting it only helps Trump, according to remarks reported by NBC News media reporter Dylan Byers on his Twitter feed.

“This is a negative … Trump is sitting around saying, ‘This is great,’” Woodward said at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Florida. The lawsuit amounts to taking Trump’s bait, Woodward said, and the “remedy” isn’t a lawsuit, but “more serious reporting about what he’s doing.”

I have to think Woodward is not just opposed to the lawsuit because it helps Trump, but that rather he is appalled by the kind of journalism Acosta does. He also noted: “In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump … too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this.”

To someone like Woodward, an old school reporter who methodically assembles scoops and important news stories and books, the pure angry editorializing of the press when it comes to Trump is an anathema. The press has discredited itself by abandoning not just objectivity – or at least, the attempt at objectivity – but to have efffectively throw itself in with the Resistance instead of trying to check their emotions and stick to the facts.

3 Responses to Bob Woodward Opposes CNN Lawsuit, Saying It Helps Trump

  1. “more serious reporting about what he’s doing.”

    That’s just funny. Woodward took the bait as well. The more they show their Trump obsession, the dumber they look, and the more will get done since they aren’t paying attention. The loony left is genetically incapable of learning.

    • Good catch. We’re all wondering “what he’s doing” that is so detrimental to our country or to the anti-Trumpers personally.
      We’d also like to know about the “racist” charge, too. Show us, tell us when he exhibited his “racism” against anyone.

      Woodward and Bernstein – the Batman and Robin of the old WashPost – took credit for bringing down the Nixon presidency singlehandedly with their Deep Throat inspired revelations.
      Nixon was as despised in Washington as MrTrump is today. Both men used the power of the WhiteHouse to bring change to our country and our relations with foreign states. The ugly Vietnam war was ended, not to our favor, but it could never be a win. China was brought into the modern world – for the good and the bad as it turns out, but at the time, it was a spectacular move.

      Woodward/Bernstein were apparently asleep during the Clinton years and the Obama years, and never caught even a sniff of a scandal worth mentioning. Washington approved of Clinton/Obama, and so did the Fearsome Duo who never had a disparaging word for either President.
      Now, another DC hate-fest, but this time for Donald Trump, and the Batmobile is fired up again.