Too bad about Carl Bernstein

Instead of retiring to the countryside as the grand old man of journalism after Watergate, Bernstein could not resist the allures of trapping and skinning for himself another president, and now goes down as a fool.

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 12:04

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Jack Engelhard
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If, on these post-Mueller days, I had to pick one man or woman who typifies the decline and fall of American journalism I’d pick Carl Bernstein…yes, of Woodward and Bernstein Watergate fame. You want to turn away in pity from the sight of a man gone to clowning from his brief shining moment.

The entire profession has been shamed and the only solution is to scrap it all and start all over again… but only with people trained and motivated to report the news and nothing but the news. That is unlikely to happen because the same rascals keep reproducing…Rachel Maddow, Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough Exhibit A, B, and C.

Journalism’s best year, it is recognized, was 1972 when the two of them, Woodward and Bernstein at The Washington Post, teamed up to expose and bring down Richard Nixon.

Job well done, I suppose, if you hated Nixon, which I didn’t. He did “open the door to China” and when Kissinger, yes, Kissinger, tried to stop arms from getting to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War…desperate times…Nixon ignored him and instead shipped over supplies on “anything that can fly.” Yes, Nixon.

After that, as Nixon went splat, Kissinger stepped into a life of adoration – as our supreme statesman.

Jewish groups couldn’t give him enough money and awards. He was tops as a big-dollar speaker on the after-dinner circuit. Joseph Heller cuts him deliciously in “Good as Gold.”

Kissinger was more German than Jewish just as Bernstein has become more of a buffoon than a journalist. There on CNN, naturally, we heard him saying, “Donald Trump, for the first time in his life, is cornered. He is boxed in by Mueller and it’s on the question of collusion and a massive obstruction of justice. Mueller is now connecting the dots. They know everything about Russia.”

You watched him say that and you wondered, has this man auctioned his dignity, or sold his soul, or is he just plain nuts? Or all three together?

Someone ought to be there to intervene when a star, as we have it here for Megyn Kelly in “News Anchor Sweetheart,” self-destructs.

Ditto Carl Bernstein.

So instead of retiring to the countryside as the grand old man of journalism, Bernstein could not resist the allures of trapping and skinning for himself another president, quite a catch that would be, yet a second time, right, nabbing Nixon had been no fluke he could say – but instead down goes Bernstein as a fool whose past
Who knew, at the time, that it wasn’t really about journalism, nor about Nixon, nor about Watergate.
glory can now never be recovered.

Who knew, at the time, that it wasn’t really about journalism, nor about Nixon, nor about Watergate.

Yes, it was that, too. But foremost it was about “making the world a better place” through socialism. Bernstein (says Wikipedia) was raised in a communist home.

So do not be amazed to find our entire media apparatus, since 1972. operating from that radical leftist anti-American/anti-Israel source, as exposed in this New York to Jerusalem “inside the newsroom” thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” which puts in everything “All the President’s Men” left out.

Woodward and Bernstein -- do not underestimate the influence they had on an idealistic generation.

Kids, coming from the down-the-Establishment 1960s – so many wanted to emulate either of those two from The Washington Post.

They too wanted to “repair the world,” and so they chose teaching and journalism. Which is where to this day we find all the socialists, calling themselves progressives, gathered together. Together they have produced fruitcake Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her generation of know-nothing radicals…not to leave out the anti-Semitism where we find such contaminated types as Beto O’Rourke.

Then they influenced all the activist professors and all the corrupt reporters that inhabit The New York Times, CNN and the entire house of leftists that Woodward and Bernstein built.

The liars and fools who pontificate in print and over the airwaves – know that they are children of the same father.

These children should not be seen, or heard.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” His latest is the newsroom drama “News Anchor Sweetheart.”  His Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com



 

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