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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:56 AM

Carl Bernstein's Awesome Reply To Trump: "I stand by my reporting"

Carl Bernstein

@carlbernstein
.@realdonaIdtrump- I have spent my life as a journalist bringing the truth to light, through administrations of both parties. No taunt will diminish my commitment to that mission, which is the essential role of a free press. @CNN stands by its story, and I stand by my reporting.


7:22 PM - Aug 29, 2018


https://www.mediaite.com/online/carl-bernstein-responds-to-trumps-twitter-attack-no-taunt-will-diminish-my-efforts-to-bring-the-truth-to-light/

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Reply Carl Bernstein's Awesome Reply To Trump: "I stand by my reporting" (Original post)
kpete Aug 2018 OP
HAB911 Aug 2018 #1
Cicada Aug 2018 #2
Fiendish Thingy Aug 2018 #4
Cicada Aug 2018 #8
edbermac Aug 2018 #3
FakeNoose Aug 2018 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2018 #10
calimary Aug 2018 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2018 #7
dalton99a Aug 2018 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:05 AM

1. I guess Nixon didn't like him either

that alone is enough

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:08 AM

2. CNN says their second source with knowledge, not Lanny Davis, has reaffirmed the story

Bernstein had more than one source for his story

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Response to Cicada (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:44 AM

4. Which story?

I dont watch any TV news.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:48 PM

8. the Story Cohen will testify trump knew about treason meeting in advance

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:39 AM

3. Follow the rubles, Carl.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:28 AM

5. The thing about Lanny Davis is,

... he's a defense lawyer, not the prosecutor. He can't make the prosecuting attorney's case for him, he can only present the best defense on behalf of his client Michael Cohen. This case (or another one based on this evidence) could go to jury trial and Lanny Davis can't be on the record giving an opinion on something that should only be determined by a jury.

Mr. Davis is being smart and looking ahead. He knows that the SDNY attorneys know what they're doing.
Carl Bernstein understands this, and that's why he has covered his bases by checking with multiple sources.
They're all saying the same thing, even though Mr. Davis backed off for the reasons stated above.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:01 PM

10. Thank you for making the point that...

(quote) "Davis can't be on the record giving an opinion on something that should only be determined by a jury."

One would think that Trump and his motor-mouth attorneys would know that. Or, maybe they do and are doing it intentionally.

Of course, they may not be the ones ultimately defending him in court but the psychological effect on potential jurors is still there. Trump and his minions are essentially pre-defending him by using the presidential bully pulpit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:13 PM

6. I had to defend my old industry to a friend who took issue with

with my criticism of Pox Noise, Sinclair broadcasting, Alex Jones, and Limbaugh and hate radio at large. She criticized me for “always blaming the media.” I had to correct her. And point out that I was criticizing select parts of the media - the right wing-slanted media that Roger Ailes pushed with the institution of Pox Noise. He stated that his new network had been set up SPECIFICALLY to advance the right wing’s world view. He thought the “mainstream media” wasn’t giving the so-called “right” a fair shake. So he built a vehicle in which the “right” and far-right wouldn’t just get a fair shake, but the ONLY shake. He was clear, open, and unapologetic about it.

The first time I heard the slogan ”Fair and Balanced” - I knew what it REALLY said: “fair and balanced TO ONE SIDE ONLY.

I had to point out to my friend: I spent the better part of a quarter-century in the news business. I worked with Emmy winners, Pulitzer Prize and Polk Award winners, Armstrong and Peabody Award winners. News professionals who bet their good names and reputations and credibility on every word they wrote or broadcast.

And editors all over EVERYWHERE. Professionals who were fiercely determined to make damn sure their reporting was accurate and objective. Editors hovered over every script to make sure there was objective writing and accuracy. Hell, we even have an editor looking over our copy in our Indivisible Clackamas “Call to Action” emails that we write up and send out to the membership every week. For the same reason: accuracy and truthful claims. We back up every item with a link to the original reporting or background material from which we wrote each item.

So wherever I worked, throughout my career, in big outlets and small, network and local, radio and TV and print, it sure as hell WASN’T any fucking “fake news”! And everyone I worked with on or off the air took great pains to make sure they got it right. And clear. And accurate. And impeccably unimpeachable. Taking NO sides - except on the side of The Truth as closely and carefully and meticulously as they could know it. The only fake news there is - is on Pox Noise every hour of every day and night.

Pox Noise offends me. Because its whole reason for being is to slant the news toward the way THEY want it, and not the objective truth. Pox Noise is deeply offensive to me and everything I learned about information brokering while working in the news biz, and all the distinguished and highly respected news professionals with whom I was incredibly privileged to work. So is Sinclair Broadcasting. So is hate radio. Offensive to me. DEEPLY offensive to me. Can’t get beyond that, either.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:44 PM

7. K&R - major truth. Thanks for sharing that story and perspective.

I love your approach. I hope we can somehow pound into the public's mind 1.) the level of professionalism (including checks and balances) of our main-stream journalists and media companies, and 2.) explain the motives and funding sources of right-wing specific companies like News Corp., then we may stave off this attack by Trump and his plutocrat backers.

I hope professionals like you can somehow find platforms that are heard by our public to spread that message. The essence of this long-standing problem is that a large number of high-wealth individuals believe their wealth entitles them to not only control news content and editorial opinion, but also the entire direction of our politics.

This attack on our Constitution-backed norms and traditions is nothing but pure evil. It's equivalent to massively attacking the professional credibility of general practitioners in our medical field, to a degree that people would just stop going to a doctor for anything.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:48 PM

9. +1

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