“He has lied as no president of the United States in my lifetime has, day in and day out,” Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday during a panel on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
The journalist who uncovered the Watergate scandal that brought down a president together with Bob Woodward, said at the White House Correspondents Dinner that he learned from Woodward to not only, “follow the money but follow the lies.”
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Miller: “It pains the media to give the president any credit for the work that he’s done.”
Bernstein: “Nonsense.” https://t.co/6ILs0cZC8S
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) April 30, 2017
He added “sources are human beings whom we need to listen to and empathize with, and understand — not objectify simply as the means to get a story.”
So Although Bernstein finds little to trust in President Donald Trump, he said on CNN the media’s job was to find the “best obtainable version of the truth.”
The veteran correspondent added “What is news is that we have a president of the United States who is not attempting to bring the country together, but rather keeps playing to his base” and “whipping the flames” of America’s divide, Bernstein said.