During Monday's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, two major players in the Watergate investigation drew parallels between the Russia investigation and the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, arguing that "Trump is Nixon on steroids and stilts" and warning of a "constitutional crisis."
On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, Carl Bernstein repeatedly compared President Trump to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy and also referred to him as an "authoritarian demagogue." According to Bernstein, “Donald Trump mimics, reembodies to a large extent the tactics, techniques and methodology of Joe McCarthy. The constant smearing of immigrants, of Mexicans, of those he opposes, the belittling of them, little this, little him. Go look at the clips of Joe McCarthy.”
Always prone to use ostentatious rhetoric, CNN contributor Carl Bernstein unloaded Friday afternoon on the release of the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo, telling Jake Tapper that “we may well have not seen such dark days for American democracy and its institutions” to the point that we are “at a crossroads” because of the “demagogic authoritarian” President Trump.
CNN’s media reporter Brian Stelter got his long-awaited wish granted last week as the liberal media en mass started openly questioned President Trump’s mental acuity followed the release of Fire and Fury, the dubiously sourced anti-Trump book that was light on facts but loaded with gossip. Despite his show being called “Reliable Sources,” Stelter spent the entire Sunday program glorifying the book and praising those calling the President’s mental stability into question.
On Sunday’s State of the Union on CNN, they interviewed Watergate legends Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Woodward warned that he sees “self-righteousness and smugness” in the media ridicule of President Trump, but Bernstein demonstrated media self-righteousness in declaring everyone know the press is “the last bastion of truth that makes democracy function.”
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2017. Monday, we presented some of the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons, and yesterday we showcased some of this year’s nastiest attacks on Republicans or conservatives. Today it’s a look at all of the over-the-top attacks on President Donald Trump.
In Sunday’s Washington Post, the bragging newspaper couldn’t just run an article on the new “fact-based” movie about its Seventies heyday. The Post gang of movie critics made a list of the ten best Journalism Movies and recruited journalists to tout them. The purplest prose about heroic journalistic activists came from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell touting the myth-making movie about CBS News called Good Night and Good Luck.
In one of the most asinine discussions about the liberal media’s credibility problem, CNN host Brian Stelter took to Reliable Sources on Sunday to defend his outlet and the rest of the media for the latest swarm of fake news stories plaguing the country. And offering no apology to the public for muddying the discourse, Stelter defended their precious anonymous sources while his guests claimed such reckless mistakes were why the public should trust what they say.
Many elected Republican officials including the President have repeatedly condemned the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis that turned up in Charlottesville, VA. But that hasn’t stopped the liberal media from tagging the whole party and conservative movement as unrepentant racists. The following is a collection of the most egregious attacks on Republicans (so far) in the week following the Charlottesville tragedy.
Veteran Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein on Monday offered a self-important warning, insisting that journalists face a “crisis” as they deal with the “morally” unfit President. Talking about Donald Trump’s reaction to the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Watergate-era reporter declared that the real conversation among those in D.C. is “how do you deal with a President who morally, ethically, has no regard for the law in their view and therefore is unfit to be president in a way that none of his predecessors were?”
If there were two things President Trump knew how to do well, it’s tweet and get under the skin of the folks at CNN. Well, he did both on Sunday, when he tweeted a rather juvenile clip of a fight he had with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon a long time ago, with the CNN logo placed over McMahon’s face. As would be expected, CNN’s ridiculous figure Brian Stelter lost his mind on Reliable Sources later that morning as he and his stacked liberal panel decried the tweet as fascist, a grave danger, and a threat to the people that work at CNN.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day, CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein repeatedly attacked the Trump administration as a "malignant presidency" and asserted that it is "not functioning."