In the wake of several stories which made false allegations about President Trump and Russia, on Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein denounced as “demagogues” those critical of the media and insisted “mainstream media makes far fewer errors than most institutions in our culture.”
From the December 10 edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources:
“We are in a hot house cold civil war atmosphere and the press and attacking the press is the basic element that too many demagogues in our culture have used to whip up this cold civil war and especially to appeal to the base of the President of the United States....
“The media, generally speaking, the mainstream media makes far fewer errors than most institutions in our culture, because we indeed are in the business of trying not to make errors. And we have all kinds of procedures in place to keep us from making those errors. Compare us to Wall Street. Compare us to banking. Compare us to the Congress of the United States. Compare us to almost any institution and we make fewer errors.”
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