President Trump Highlights Severity of CNN’s Credibility Collapse….

Earlier tonight President Trump tweeted about how far CNN is willing to destroy itself in a bizarre effort to deny their factually false reporting; simply to defend the source of the mistake, Carl Bernstein.

Every single media outlet, other than CNN, is openly admitting the entire construct of the Lanny Davis sourced article is false, including Lanny Davis himself.  More Here

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249 Responses to President Trump Highlights Severity of CNN’s Credibility Collapse….

  1. Pyrthroes says:

    When a sitting President of the United States calls you a “degenerate fool”, it is not meant as a compliment. But in advanced senescence, it’s enough for Alonzo Garbanzo aka Carl Bernstein to have achieved honorable mention in a White House tweet.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Once again:

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    • moosemalloy says:

      In Joe Trento’s book Widows: Four American spies, the wives they left behind and the KGB’s crippling of American intelligence he documents Paisley and Bernstein’s attendance at DC sex parties. Indeed, they seem to have crossed paths at these events as early as 1971 – while Paisley was working as CIA liaison to the Plumbers in the run-up to the Watergate break in. When the Trentos interviewed Bernstein, he initially denied ever having been to the parties at all, but phoned back a few days later to say he ‘may have’ attended the parties but didn’t know anyone called John Paisley.

      Bernstein was attending sex parties with the CIA’s liaison to Nixon’s Plumbers unit. Bernstein was also accused by the arresting officer of the Watergate break-in, Carl Shoffler, of bouncing checks to DC prostitutes.Shoffler claimed that higher-ups in the DC Metro PD squelched prosecution of Bernstein, fearing that it would like payback for Bernstein’s Watergate stories.

      In 1985 the book Secret Agenda by Jim Hougan (widely ignored by our corrupt media) laid out the Call-girl theory of Watergate. It was further developed by Len Colodny, James Rosen and Phil Stanford, among others. The Call-girl theory is that Nixon’s counsel John Dean ordered the Watergate break-ins to 1) gather dirt on DNC officials connected to a certain call-girl ring 2) retrieve material that linked his girlfriend Mo to a mobbed up Madame who ran a call-girl service across the street from the DNC Watergate.

      In 2002, Gordon Liddy won a libel suit against DNC secretary Ida “Maxie” Wells by unanimous verdict. Wells’ desk was the target of the final Watergate break-in. Shortly after her stint at the DNC Watergate, Wells would go to Atlanta to work for then-Governor Jimmy Carter.

      At least one author thinks that Paisley, who was found dead in Chesapeake Bay in September 1978, was a Soviet agent. Carl Bernstein was the spawn of two Stalinist reds.

      http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/3017-john-paisley/
      http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKpaisley.htm

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      • V says:

        Interesting! Great to meet a fellow Hougan and Colodny Watergate aficionado. 🙂

        I have yet to read James Rosen’s book – wonder if that’s why he was targeted.

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        • moosemalloy says:

          Rosen’s book is packed with on-the-record interviews and definitely puts John Mitchell in a better light. Rosen absolutely destroys key prosecution witnesses John Dean and Jeb Magruder. Another excellent books is Geoff Shepard’s book The Real White Watergate Scandal which reveals the various unethical, and disbarment-worthy tactics deployed by the Watergate Special Prosecutors, the Ervin Commttee and Judge John Sirica. Shepard’s book reads like a foreshadowing of what is currently happening to Trump. Everyone on Trump’s legal team should read that book.

          Wrt John Sirica, his best friend was the legendary heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey. Several big problems with that, Dempsey had deep mob ties and was a known patron of big-time brothels like Polly Adler’s brothel in New York. Dempsey even owned a brothel in Nevada called Donna’s Ranch. When Sirica, as a US attorney, went on a speaking trip in Nevada around 1938, his train path went riight by Dempsey’s brothel.

          Renata Adler (no relation to Polly), who worked with the House impeachment committee, dug up some info on Sirica that linked him to an attempt to fix the Dempsey-Tunney fight of 1927. Sirica was briefly a professional boxer during a time when the Mafia totally controlled boxing. Sirica even boxed in New Orleans where Lee Harvey Oswald’s uncle was a boxing promoter. Adler described Sirica as a dishonest, mob-connected figure. She was absolutely flayed by the NY intellectuals for daring to diminish the Potemkin hero Sirica.

          At the time of Watergate there were rumors about “top legal figures” in DC involved in prostitution rings that catered to judges and lawyers.

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      • Jederman says:

        Who knew prostitutes accepted checks, and why would even the dimmest buffoon write her (or him) one?

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    • louche9 says:

      PT is in no mood to spare Bernstein – not now, not ever. Remember Bernstein’s son, likely with Dad’s approval, was spreading the lie that Melania had been an escort. He got shopped because a model he was trying to impress with the story at a party instead took to her Twitter account with something like, ‘We models get this a lot, and it makes me sick. I don’t support Trump, but I don’t like this.’ Messing with PT’s family is a death wish.

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  2. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Mr. President!! You are losing your grip…. it’s VRY Faje News😎

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  3. dobbsfan says:

    CNN…..blathering idiots including that fossil Carl Bernstein, who is a frequent mouthpiece.

    Hard to believe this guy was a national treasure when journalism was impartial. Truly, it makes me wonder about Bernstein’s Watergate efforts back in the day. Did he make $hit up back then? I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.

    Nixon should have gave him the finger.

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    • Bulldog84 says:

      Bernstein was, at least back in the Watergate era, known as a serial cheater who tried to gaslight Nora Ephron, on whom he cheated when she was pregnant with the couple’s second child. Ephron left him and wrote about her experience as thinly disguised fiction. One of the things Ephron found remarkable was that Bernstein saw nothing wrong in his behavior but thought it was very wrong that Ephron (who is now deceased) chose to document it. He saw her as the villain.

      Apparently Bernstein lacks ethical insight.

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        IOW malignant narcissist psychopath………….

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      • BebeTarget says:

        Bulldog . . . . you remember well. His e-wife, disgusted by his philandering said that he would have sex with a venetian blind. At last it looks as if Bernstein will finally reap what he has sown and he deserves it. And wasn’t it his son who accused Melania of something vile. Following in his father’s footsteps

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      • BebeTarget says:

        Bulldog . . . . you remember well. His e-wife, disgusted by his philandering said that he would have sex with a venetian blind. At last it looks as if Bernstein will finally reap what he has sown and he deserves it. And wasn’t it his son who accused Melania of something vile. Following in his father’s footsteps

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        • Lady Sid says:

          Sorry — I should have read thru all the comments before posting mine re: venetian blind comment/Carl Bernstein. It’s funny how people remember things like that. Nora Ephron was a talented writer.

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      • Deb says:

        It was made into the movie heartburn, starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Our “elites” who look down their noses at us truly are vile people.

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      • Lady Sid says:

        I remember reading Nora Ephron’s comment about her ex-husband, that he would F#%& a venetian blind if that’s all that was available!
        I guess you could take that two ways!

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    • Snuzzy says:

      After listening to bernstein I have wondered that myself. DID he make things up against Nixon? Sounds plausible now. What a fool. I wonder if woodward is also a fool and one who made up shit about Nixon?? We will find out with his new book coming out…hmmm, did the two of them fool the country back then?? Very possible.

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      • kea says:

        You bring up a very good point. Looking back at Carl Bernstein…

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      • Lady Sid says:

        Woodward was always about the money. He was on a NROTC scholarship at Yale and was Editor of a yearbook-type tome called the Yale Banner, which was sold to incoming students. My husband got a copy as a freshman. $$$. Then all his books since then, since Watergate, actually. Forty-five years of pulp fiction, most of them.

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      • moosemalloy says:

        Bernstein is allied now with John Dean. If you want to hear an interview of John Dean lying to Len Colodny check this out: http://watergate.com/John-Dean/John-Dean.aspx

        Dean is a snake’s snake. Now the democrat bums are going to use this liar to testify against Cavanaugh.

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        • V says:

          Wow re Cavanaugh. Dean was also advising Plame and Wilson during Plamegate.

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          • V says:

            Some years ago I saw a tv interview of Ben Bradlee, executive editor of WaPo during Watergate, where he practically admits John Dean was Deepthroat.

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          • moosemalloy says:

            Remember Jerry Zeifman, the chief counsel for the House Impeachment Committee in 1974 who bitterly denounced Hillary Rodham as a dishonest, unethical liar? He wrote the book Without Honor and his old friend John Dean wrote the foreward to it. Dean also made media appearances with Zeifman to plug the book. In 1996 Zeifman and Dean appeared on Hardball with Chris Mathews. Mathews completely ignored Zeifman and his book and focused on Dean. Shortly after that, Dean became a cable show regular and a fanatical defender of Bill and Hillary. Dean became allies in particular with Clinton henchman Sid Blumenthal. They made joint seminar appearances and plugged each other’s books. So Dean does yet another 180 turn and sells out his old friend Zeifman (they worked together in the House Judiciary Committee in the 1960s.

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    • g.w says:

      Woodward did all investigating in the Watergate story. Bernstein banged the keys of a typewriter writing the story which Woodward often had to correct. Incompetent even when it was handed to him. Only fame he deserved was for being Woodwards assigned partner to cover the story. I was a very young liberal idealist back then and thought Woodward/Bernstein were heroes of the century. My how times have changed.

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    • V says:

      From TheHill.com article:

      “Bernstein, who gained notoriety for his groundbreaking reporting during the Watergate scandal….”

      Ha ha haaaaaa. He was fed disinfo from deep state during Watergate to hide their shenanigans to bring down Nixon and run a CIA shop from within the White House, just like the MSM now are mouthpieces for deepstate.

      Kissinger used the Pentagon Papers leak to the MSM (it wasn’t even from the Pentagon, it was from a think tank) to get Nixon to agree to create the Plumbers. But actually Kissinger began recruiting the Plumbers way before the leak happened.

      These two books read together really expose the truth about Watergate:
      Jim Hougan “Secret Agenda” and Colodny & Gettlin “Silent Coup – The Removal of a President”

      Nixon was not clean, but the CIA was dirtier.

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    • moosemalloy says:

      In Joe Trento’s book Widows: Four American spies, the wives they left behind and the the Watergate break in. When the Trentos interviewed Bernstein, he initially denied ever having been to the parties at all, but phoned back a few days later to say he ‘may have’ attended the parties but didn’t know anyone called John Paisley.

      Bernstein was attending sex parties with the CIA’s liaison to Nixon’s Plumbers unit. Bernstein was also accused by the arresting officer of the Watergate break-in, Carl Shoffler, of bouncing checks to DC prostitutes.Shoffler claimed that higher-ups in the DC Metro PD squelched prosecution of Bernstein, fearing that it would like payback for Bernstein’s Watergate stories.

      In 1985 the book Secret Agenda by Jim Hougan (widely ignored by our corrupt media) laid out the Call-girl theory of Watergate. It was further developed by Len Colodny, James Rosen and Phil Stanford, among others. The Call-girl theory is that Nixon’s counsel John Dean ordered the Watergate break-ins to 1) gather dirt on DNC officials connected to a certain call-girl ring 2) retrieve material that linked his girlfriend Mo to a mobbed up Madame who ran a call-girl service across the street from the DNC Watergate.

      In 2002, Gordon Liddy won a libel suit against DNC secretary Ida “Maxie” Wells by unanimous verdict. Wells’ desk was the target of the final Watergate break-in. Shortly after her stint at the DNC Watergate, Wells would go to Atlanta to work for then-Governor Jimmy Carter.

      At least one author thinks that Paisley, who was found dead in Chesapeake Bay in September 1978, was a Soviet agent. Carl Bernstein was the spawn of two Stalinist reds.

      http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/3017-john-paisley/
      http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKpaisley.htm

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    • Dick_Turpin says:

      Bernstein and Woodward were spoon fed the info by Rockefeller to bring down Nixon whom Rockefeller felt had betrayed him on trade tariffs.
      That’s what Watergate was all about.
      Bernstein is a clown, Woodward prefers to stay more in the background as he knows it was all BS.
      Bernstein knows too but he loves the limelight and being the “great I am”.

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    • cdquarles says:

      Um, if you think journalism was impartial back then (I remember those days, still), I have a cheap bridge and a cheap beach for sale. ;p The news media and journalism has never been impartial, simply due to human nature. The “left” had a real government imposed monopoly back then. Some of us were aware of that, even back then. More of us are aware of it now. Did W&B ‘make stuff up about Nixon’? Of course they did. Nixon was hated by the Left because he exposed their perfidy in the ’40s and ’50s. Perfidy that was confirmed when the wall came down. Don’t forget the “Pentagon Papers” affair that preceded it.

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      • dobbsfan says:

        Yeah, I’m thinking how naïve I sounded above. No excuse and full disclosure, I grew up respecting Bernstein as a young man. I considered him the ideal journalist and had no idea how sinister his reporting was.

        Funny what a little sunlight will do to perspective, no? Live and learn…..and now I’ve learned. 🙂

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      • SharkFL says:

        Interesting read if you google “Watergate was Pedogate”

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  4. lettruthspeak says:

    Bernstein has been a fraud his entire life. The entire Watergate affair was a CIA setup, and Woodward, who worked with naval intelligence, and Bernstein were in it up to there eyeballs. Everyone needs to realize how we have all been lied to about so much stuff it is hard to keep track of it anymore. Watching the news is about as informative as watching a game show because that is all it is. Fodder for the nincompoops.

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    • V says:

      Watergate’s CIA connections – some of them… (Hunt et al of the Plumbers are fully covered in the book, but this footnote gives a glimpse of others:

      Footnote on pg 240 of Jim Hougan’s book “Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA” :

      “O’Brien was employed by the CIA until 1952 (see the Final Report of the Ervin Committee, p. 1165), and is thought to have assisted the agency in later years.

      Robert McCandless, co-counsel for John Dean, was until 1973 a partner in Burwell, Hansen & McCandless (later Burwell, Hansen & Manley). One of the firm’s clients (and one, moreover, with which it shared office space) was Southern Capital & Management Corporation, the CIA proprietary responsible for managing the agency’s investment portfolio. McCandless says that he was unaware of the CIA’s involvement with his law firm.

      James Bierbower, counsel for another key witness against Nixon, Jeb Magruder, had served as vice-president of Southern Air Transport, one of the CIA’s largest airline proprietaries. (With respect to McCandless and Bierbower, see John Marks, The CIA’s Corporate Shell Game [Washington, D.C.: Center for National Security Studies, Reprint 103].)

      James St. Clair, who succeeded J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., as Nixon’s attorney, was a member of Hale & Dorr, the prestigious Boston law firm that Newsweek suggests is part of the CIA’s Old Boy network. (It was from Hale & Dorr’s offices that a number of important CIA proprietaries were established. See Newsweek, May 19, 1975, pp. 25-28.)

      As we have seen, David Young’s counsel, Anthony Lapham, became general counsel to the CIA in the aftermath of Watergate.

      As for Edward Bennett Williams, his relationship to the agency goes back to the early 1950s, when he and CIA agent Robert A. Maheu worked together.”

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      • moosemalloy says:

        McCandless was Humphrey’s campaign manager in 1968. He lived in the Watergate apartments and was a regular patron of the bar in the Watergate Hotel where many hookers and party girls advertised their charms. McCandless almost certainly was aware about the Heidi Rikan call-girl ring across the street at the Columbia Plaza apartments.
        McCandless, accordidng to his friend Bob Novak, broke ways with Dean when Dean failed to pay his for McCandless legal fees. Curiously, McCandless became a Bob Dole supporter in 1996. He was one of a handful of democrats in 1996 to endorse Bob Dole.

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      • Mark Mears says:

        Just how screwed are we as a Nation V? In your opinion.

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    • moosemalloy says:

      It is very curious that in December, 1972 during the Watergate burglars trial, that Woodward and Bernstein would violate Grand Jury secrecy statutes attempting to get info from various Grand Jurors. Why take that risk? At around that same time, Bob Woodward wrote a fond profile of Joe “The Possum” Nesline, DC’s mob boss who ran the gambling and prostitution rackets in the DC area. Nesline would, 10 years after Watergate, be linked by author Jim Hougan to a stripper/Madame named Heidi Rikan, who, at the time of Watergate was close to the girlfriend of White House Counsel John Dean.

      A few years ago, Phil Stanford, an Oregon journalist acquired Heidi’s black book. In it are the names of Barry Goldwater Jr. & Sr., Jeb Magruder, John Dean, Fred Fielding, many Washington Redskins and NFL football players, future DNC head John White, Ervin chief counsel Sam Dash, Senator Lowell Weicker, Texas lobbyist Ben Barnes and many other elites.

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      • V says:

        So interesting.

        And that’s why it was so hilarious to me that Papadopoulos’ new wife, Simona, earlier was mistakenly comparing him to John Dean. What would that make Simona – like Mo Biner?! She has since changed her comparison.

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  5. RobInPA says:

    Wow!

    The network that shall not be named sure is getting shlonged!!

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  6. Bogeyfree says:

    Maybe it is time to replace CNN with a new network called CTN (Conservative Truth Network)

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    • The Devilbat says:

      Hey, I would be in for buying a few shares in something like that. Imagine something like a THT network “The Whole Truth” network” Someone starting it could become a billionaire in a very short period of time.

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  7. Bulldog84 says:

    Multiple off-topic posts …. hmmm.

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Take time to watch how the FBI ruined True Pundits life:”

    No surprises there.
    PDJT needs to sit AG Sessions down and MAKE HIM WATCH IT!

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  9. Julia Adams says:

    Surely, there has to be some conservative billionaires or a conservative run a Fortune 500 company that is capable of acquiring one or more than one of the major liberal media outlets and flip them to conservative broadcasting.

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  10. David Reznor says:

    Bernstein and Woodward both are frantic that their “legacy,” what’s left of it, is melting into a puddle like the Wicked Witch of Oz. On Saturday, 28 May 2016, Ashton Gray’s book “Watergate: The Hoax” was released into the world, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt just what frauds they were, as mouthpieces for the CIA and NSA. But Gray owed, and paid, an homage to someone who first had broken the story wide open back in 2004. Here is one relevant small excerpt from one of the appendices of Gray’s book:

    =========BEGIN EXCERPT==========
    In early 2004 a series of messages appeared through anonymous remailers in a variety of UseNet newsgroups that were signed, in all caps: THE REAL DEEP THROAT.

    I now have collected what I believe is a complete set of the messages. As far as I can determine, these messages were the first indication ever that there was far more to “Watergate” than anyone ever had revealed or discovered in investigation, and that “The Official Story” was nothing but a pack of lies—the prime liars, of course, having been Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and the Washington Post.

    One thing that I find particularly fascinating about this series is that on Tuesday, 31 May 2005, just a little over a year after this series of posts to UseNet, the doddering, senile Mark Felt was trotted out before the cameras in a staggeringly obscene circus to try to sell the world on his having been Woodward and Bernstein’s “Deep Throat,” even though they had vowed that they would never reveal the phantom “Deep Throat’s” identity until he was dead —that assuming, arguendo, that they ever had a “Deep Throat,” which they didn’t.

    Though the CIA’s knee, of necessity, was slow indeed to jerk, the knee jerked. The perpetrators of the “Watergate” fraud somehow had to reinforce the vicious hoax they had invested so much in.
    Of course the only “Deep Throat” there ever was consisted of Woodward’s own connections to U.S. intelligence and his own fictions to cover up for CIA and NSA.
    =========END EXCERPT==========

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    • V says:

      Yes, I never believed the Mark Felt coverup story when Woodward issued it. I think John Dean is more likely.

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      • wendy forward says:

        Agree. John Dean was the key figure. Usually the biggest snitch is the biggest perp.

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        • V says:

          I also thought it was funny, in the book by Leonard Garment, “In Search of Deep Throat,” that he considered about 22 possibilities and all the while John Dean was sitting at his side nisdirecting him, like an arsonist at the fire.

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      • V says:

        http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/25/nixon-operative-confronts-watergate-rat-john-dean-you-ordered-the-break-in-video/

        10/25/2014

        “Former Richard Nixon operative Roger Stone confronted Watergate figure John Dean at the Teas Book Festival in Austin Saturday, prompting a fiery back-and-forth and mutual threats to see each other in court.

        Dean, who was involved in the Watergate cover-up as White House counsel before providing the testimony that put the nail in Nixon’s coffin, appeared at a forum to promote his book “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.”

        Stone, author of the more favorable-to-Nixon book “Nixon’s Secrets,” accused Dean of ordering the Watergate break-in and pulling Nixon into the cover-up, a charge that Dean denied.”

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  11. MikeN says:

    You have missed the signal in this story. Echoing the same idea as Trump’s tweets, Jr retweeted Jeff’s article at The Epoch Times.

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  12. ForGodandCountry says:

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  13. Brant says:

    Where is Bernstein’s buddy Bob? Maybe he knows well enough to keep his mouth shut when he knows their target will return fire. I know, back then, POTUS was getting battered like POTUS 45, but back then it was 3 networks, 3 newspapers, and Uncle Walter.

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  14. GB Bari says:

    Why aren’t conservatives banding together and organizing a very public boycott of CNN sponsors!

    Shame the sponsors for enabling such dishonesty.

    If they are ok with paying to support such dishonest reporting, maybe the sponsors are equally dishonest in their representation of their products and shouldn’t be trusted.

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  15. paulraven1 says:

    So, given this, how can CNN possibly ever be allowed into the press room again or continue its credentials for access to the White House?

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  16. Enki's Advocate says:

    Thanks, I’ll stay away from these companies. Time to hit these jokers where it hurts – the wallet, of course.

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  17. WVLioness says:

    As many focus these days on trying to relate our President Trump to President Nixon and Watergate, and the Washington Post’s role in taking Nixon down, I have been reading a book entitled “Drums Along The Antietam”, by John W. Schildt. It’s a detailed book focusing on President Abraham Lincoln and the September 1862 Civil War battle at Antietam Creek. On ONE day, September 17, 1862, 18,000 men were wounded in the battles of Antietam Creek. In the Union Army, 2,410 were killed, 9,549 wounded, and 753 missing. The Confederate Army lost 2,700 killed, 9,024 wounded, and 2,000 missing.

    I believe our President Trump, like President Lincoln, is trying to save our union, and, like Lincoln, is being opposed on every front, I have found many similarities in the media’s treatment of Trump and Lincoln. To me, a retired journalist, the comparison is frightening.

    Lincoln had visited Antietam earlier that summer, taking some of his cabinet and some Congressmen with him to visit with Gen. McClellan. The visit didn’t go well, largely because McClellan despised politicians and was less than cordial to them.

    Determined to re-visit Antietam, Lincoln planned a second trip for October 1862. Among his entourage for this trip were two men chosen for strategic reasons: John McClermond, a friend from Lincoln’s days in the Illinois Legislature and a Democrat who had ardently supported Lincoln’s presidential opponent, Sen. Stephen A. Douglas; and Ward Hill Lamon, also an Illinois politician and one of Lincoln’s bodyguards and close friends.

    Lincoln chose McClermond because he thought the press, whose treatment of Lincoln throughout the war had been brutal, might soften toward him if he was accompanied by a Democrat supporter of Douglas.
    He chose Lamon because he was one of his most trusted friends. Described as “lively and gay, quite a singer and banjo player”, Lamon was also worried about an assassination attempt and wanted to be with the President.

    The morning of October 3, 1862, Lincoln, after reviewing the troops, arrived at Mount Airy, the headquarters of the commander of the Fifth Corps. As he walked down the big hallway of the Mt. Airy mansion, wounded men were stretched out on both sides. Lincoln bent down and said to the wounded soldiers that, if they didn’t object, he “would be glad to take them by the hand.” He told them “the solemn obligations which we owe to our country … compel the prosecution of this war.” The men, one by one, silently but fervently shook his hand. (These facts as recorded by a correspondent traveling with the party).

    Lincoln was greatly moved by this first-hand look at the devastation of war. Prone to depression, Lincoln often asked Lamon to sing for him. During this visit with the wounded, he asked him to play and sing a favorite song, “Twenty Years Ago”, a rather sad tune. Then someone else requested a lilting, comic-opera tune, “Picatune Butler,” which Lamon also played.

    Nearby newsmen heard the music. In the dispatches they sent back to their newspapers, their reports were “President Lincoln tours Antietam Battlefield, and laughs in sight of burial parties.”

    There were no burial parties. All the dead were buried two weeks earlier. Lincoln later spoke of how saddened he was by those false press reports of his sobering and sad visit to Antietam. His aides wanted him to issue a statement denying the stories.

    Lincoln said: “There has already been too much said about this falsehood. Let the thing alone. If I have not established character enough to give the lie to this charge, I can only say that I am mistaken in my own estimate of myself. In politics, every man must skin his own skunk. Those fellows are welcome to the hide of this one.”

    Et tu, CNN. Deal with your own skunk.

    [From the above-mentioned book. I am not able to print a link, but it is published by McClain Printing Company of Perkins, WV)

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  18. WVLioness says:

    As a daily (& nightly) devoted reader of CTH for the past two years, I love the well-thought out and researched comments that follow every Sundance post. I well remember the Watergate incident, and the Pentagon papers. I was a young, award-winning journalist working for a thrice-weekly newspaper in the Southern Maryland area, and we shared office space with the Washington Post suburban field office. I frequently spent time talking (debating) with Michael Issikof, and Ben Bradlee was a neighbor of ours who I spoke to occasionally.

    Walter Cronkite once conducted a workshop for our newspaper group. I was the only reporter present to state that I had no desire to ever be an editor. He asked me why, and I told him I loved reporting, but wanted to write truthful stories. He told me I would probably not survive in the newspaper world, because advertising was our life blood and we were obligated to write what our advertisers (And local politicians) wanted.

    As I wrote earlier, the press has been left-leaning or worse for at least 156 years in the USA. They wrote hateful, untrue stories about Lincoln, the first Republican President, and I believe their dishonest reporting resulted in Lincoln’s assassination. What today’s media produces and the Left’s derangement is no different than it was then.

    Ironically, the Post later bought the chain I worked for, and I learned our editors were running every political story past our two local Democrat Congressmen, Roy Dyson and Steny Hoyer. Frustrated, I quit and started my own weekly paper, the first and only Republican-owned, conservative paper ever in the Washington area. A local Democrat mayor once threatened to firebomb my office after we reported on his criminal acts.
    A well-known Democrat judge stalked and threatened me.

    After owning my paper for about a decade, I sold it to an aide to a Democrat congressman, who agreed to continue our editorial slant, but instead put out two issues, then shut it down. We moved our family to West Virginia.

    I fear for President Trump and his family and pray for them every day. We MUST do all we can to keep him in office, because there is NO one else who can break up this unholy, extremely dangerous, iron-clad press monopoly, especially now that Obama has enabled the media to join forces with the intelligence community.

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    • uvaldegirl says:

      What a story.Journalists like to see themselves as heroic truth-seekers – All the Presidents Men movie – but really, they are worse than the publicists they love to scorn. At least PR people are upfront about their bias and position.

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