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.
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.