Bob Woodward: Journalists Can’t Be ‘Binge Drinking the Anti-Trump Kool-Aid’
Bob Woodward said this morning that there are journalists indulging in “the anti-Trump Kool-Aid.”
In remarks flagged by The Washington Examiner, the veteran Washington Post journalist talked about the good coverage from The New York Times and The Washington Post this week about President Trump and his administration, but went on to make this observation:
“I think it’s time to dial back a little bit… because there are people… who are kind of binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid. And that is not gonna work in journalism. Let the politicians have that binge drinking.”
Joe Scarborough, despite his harsh criticisms of Trump, agreed and added, “Context. Everything is not Watergate, everything is not the biggest scandal ever. The job is to report and to provide context.”
And in case you’re wondering whether anyone in the White House noticed Woodward’s remarks, well, Kellyanne Conway tweeted out a link to the Examiner‘s report earlier:
Watergate's Bob Woodward: Reporters 'binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid' 'stick to reporting' https://t.co/gtR5tTOCFs
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 19, 2017
Earlier this week, Woodward said the comparisons between the James Comey firing and Watergate are not quite accurate yet.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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