FoxNews.com reports that
Bob Woodward is pushing back against critics who claim the veteran journalist should have immediately published remarks President Trump made about the coronavirus in the early months of the outbreak.
In a February interview Woodward conducted with Trump for the reporter’s forthcoming book, “Rage,” the president described the virus as “deadly stuff,” even as he publicly compared it to seasonal flu. A month later, Trump admitted to Woodward that “I still like playing it [the virus] down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple, whose paper published the audio of Trump’s comments, tweeted Wednesday evening that he had interviewed Woodward and pressed him about the blowback he has received.
According to Wemple, when asked why he did not go public with Trump’s comments about the virus being “deadly,” Woodward explained he “didn’t know where Trump was getting his information, whether it was true, and so on.”
“It took him three months to nail down all the reporting about what Trump knew about coronavirus, when he learned it and how all that related to the public pronouncements he was making,” Wemple tweeted of Woodward. “It wasn’t until May that he put those pieces together.”
According to the media critic, Woodward flatly denied that the content of his interviews with the president would have “saved lives” if they were publicized sooner.
“Asked directly whether earlier publication of his interviews would have saved lives, Woodward responded, ‘No! How?'” Wemple wrote. “He pointed out that Trump made that comment on March 19, and he had already made an Oval Office address on March 11. Confirmed cases were taking off.”
Wemple followed, “Woodward did say that if anything he gathered was a legitimate public health issue, he would have gone to The Post and sought to have it published forthwith. ‘It wasn’t. It wasn’t,’ he told me.”
“Rage” was written after Trump spoke to Woodward – who is an associate editor for the paper — for 18 on-the-record interviews between December 2019 and July 2020. The Post reported Wednesday on passages from the book, including Woodward’s discussions with the president.
While many were quick to slam Trump, others questioned why the Washington Post and Woodward sat on the information for over six months. The Post’s motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” but the paper’s famed editor apparently shelved key information until the week before Woodward’s book is set to hit stores.
“This should’ve been reported to the American people when he said it, not saved for the book,” one critic, Spectator U.S. Washington editor Amber Athey, wrote.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday that Trump agreed to the series of interviews because he is “the most transparent president in history.”
McEnany also denied that Trump intentionally misled the American public about the threat of COVID-19.
“Absolutely not,” she said. “This president at a time when you’re facing insurmountable challenges, it is important to express confidence, it is important to express calm… the president has never lied to the American public on the threat of COVID.”
For those of you who may not know who Bob Woodward is, he has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is now an associate editor there..
In 1972, he was paired up with fellow Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein. In 1973, they were the ones who broke the Watergate Scandal wide open, leading to the bringing down of President Richard M. Nixon.
A darling of the Democratic Party, his latest sensational offering has all of the validity of Michael Wolff’s poorly received book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, which came out and quickly went down in flames.
Now, for the next few news cycles, Woodward will be the MSM’s shiny “new” or, at least, recycled weapon which they will brandish at every opportunity as the Vanguard/Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party. Just like everything else controversial that Modern Liberals have latched onto as gospel, it doesn’t matter if it actually happened or not, as long as the MSM can run with it, as if it is God’s Honest Truth.
At least, until it gets marked down to $2.00 a copy at Walmart.
Remember “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot?”
I have never seen more chest heaving angst, grief, and uncontrollable anger over a Presidential Election in all of my 61 years.
Liberals are so desperate to thwart the progress that President Trump is making in bringing our country back from the Chinese Coronavirus, both economically and as a World Leader, that they are literally willing to sell their soul to Satan, through the dissemination of lies and innuendos which they desperately hope will result in “Sleepy Joe Hiden” becoming the 46th President of the United States of America.
Liberals who seem to spend their entire day on Social Media posting fake news stories, pulling “facts” out of their hindquarters, and posting anything and everything that they can, in order to attempt to push Biden across the finish line, are probably in diabetic shock from consuming too many Cheetos and donuts in their Mom’s basement, as they attempt to comprehend what I am writing.
Here’s the deal, Snowflakes…
The majority of Americans will see through Mr. Woodward’s book for what it is: a work of fiction published for political propaganda purposes.
It doesn’t matter how many Facebook Political Pages that you post Liberal articles about it on.
None of these fake news stories, interviews with disreputable authors, Democrat-heavy polls, and photo-shopped pictures and stupid Occupy Democrat Memes on Facebook are making any difference to average Americans.
The Democrats, as a result of their own regional bias toward the major metropolitan areas on the East and Left Coasts, which has been obvious to average Americans for the last several decades, effectively divorced themselves from the people whom they claimed in every previous election cycle to “love”…Average Working Class Americans.
And now, they expect us to believe the Fake News and downright lies which they are desperately trying to distribute in a vain attempt get Trump out of office and which you are posting on Social Media ad nauseam, so that they and you, in your shared madness can poor old demented Joe Biden in office as a placeholder for Kamala Harris.
Americans do not care what the Main Stream Media…or you…think.
They are the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party and you are their unpaid (usually) stable boys and girls.
They produce it and you shovel it.
If you Petulant Provocateurs and Nattering Nabobs of Negativity would work with the rest of us toward strengthening our Sovereign Nation as hard as you are working in your efforts to turn us into another failed Socialist Nation, just think what could be accomplished.
But, then again, that would require ethics and a love of country,
Both things, which sadly, seem to be devalued in your political philosophy.
Until He Comes,