Carl Bernstein, famed reporter who, with his colleague, Bob Woodward, exposed former president Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate break-in, has some interesting thoughts on Fox News. According to Bernstein, Fox and its correspondents are “abetting a cover-up” in the White House.
While speaking to CNN, Bernstein said that conservative talking heads, particularly those at Fox News, are basically helping the Trump keep information from special counsel Robert Mueller and his team. For example, Sean Hannity has referred to Mueller and his team of investigators as an “utter disgrace” and called on Mueller to resign.
Lou Dobbs proclaimed that former president Barack Obama should also be investigated, since the Russian interference occurred while he was still president. Gregg Jarrett, a Fox News host, asked that Attorney General Jeff Sessions un-recuse himself in order to get rid of the partisans on Mueller’s team, including Mueller himself.
In response to all this, Bernstein told CNN,”Yes, it abets a cover-up, because there is a cover-up going on in the White House and among President Donald Trump’s aides and former aides relating to the investigations. We don’t know what the cover-up is about, whether it constitutes an obstruction of justice or a criminal conspiracy at this point…the commentators that you are hearing and showing are not open in any way to the best obtainable version of the truth, to facts, context, who seem to be oblivious to the serial lying of the president of the United States and members of his family and staff—they are abetting a cover-up.”
As Mueller and his team continue to investigate, uncover evidence, and charge people close to Trump, it will be interesting to see how much deeper Fox News will go. It is doubtful that they will see the error of their ways and finally start reporting anything even resembling the truth, but stranger things have happened. After all, Trump is president.