[See NewsBusters for more.] Close enough. That’s the assessment from MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle in regard to the new book featuring incendiary quotes from ex-White House official Steve Bannon. Ruhle, like other liberal journalists, suddenly is fascinated with Bannon. She enthused on Thursday, “He was one of the most senior people in the White House, a close adviser to the President, and this book takes us inside.” Regarding the accuracy or truthfulness, Ruhle didn’t seem too concerned: “I've spoken to people inside the White House in the last 24 hours who have said, ‘Even if not all of it is true, the spirit of the book is and it's troublesome.’” Who are these “people” And how much untruth is too much for the journalist?
MSNBC: Even If ‘Not All’ of Bannon Book True, ‘the Spirit Is’ Accurate