Few journalists are so celebrated as the duo of Washington Post journalists who cast a critical eye towards President Nixon and ended up foundering his presidency. The journalists who broke Watergate, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, did what the media is supposed to do: they asked tough questions and did not stop digging.
Today, the mainstream media is a sham. The media has become hyper-partisan and as Americans encounter scandal after scandal- many of which are far more serious than Watergate- the mainstream media is nothing short of complicit in the continued betrayal of the American people by entrenched politicians who have become accustomed to the convenience of a Fourth Estate that simply nods-along when offered half-truths and lies that fit their political narratives.
However, while Hillary gets away with jeopardizing our national security and leaving Americans to die in Benghazi and while Obama shrugs-off the IRS scandal, the AP scandal, the NSA scandal and a variety of others, Americans must look backwards to remember what a real journalist once was.
Carl Bernstein, like his famous former coworker with whom he will always be linked, is unapologetically liberal. However, unlike so many in the mainstream media, he is willing to call-out nonsense when he sees it.
To that end, Bernstein recently criticized Hillary Clinton’s attempts to shrug-off the email scandal that jeopardized American lives.
“I think she has to acknowledge she’s made some terrible misjudgments and errors, particularly on the server,” Bernstein said during a CNN interview.
“The vast right-wing conspiracy didn’t put the server in her damn closet. She’s going to have to get by this thing, and she’s going to have to acknowledge a terrible misjudgment it seems to be here.”
Bernstein also maintained that Clinton’s abysmal performance in New Hampshire is indicative of just how little trust the American people have in her.
Clinton has maintained that she has been the victim of a political witch hunt even as evidence continues to amass that her violations were nothing short of criminals as she routinely transmitted top-secret documents over a private, unsecured server where any hacker could have easily obtained them.
Further, while it is admirable that Bernstein is willing to slam Clinton for her evident crimes, his comments are not quite accurate. This is, by no means, a “misjudgment.” This was an orchestrated crime to circumvent the official email server so that she could conduct the far-more serious crime of using her high-ranking position to peddle influence to foreign nations.
This was not a slight breach of protocol, but a lengthy, on-going effort to avoid the eyes of the State Department.
When considering the email scandal, the American people are left with two, and only two, options to consider: either Hillary Clinton is a criminal who betrayed her country and endangered lives for personal gain and should be in prison or, alternatively, she is so dumb that she is mentally incapable of juggling two separate email accounts and she should never be allowed to ascend to the highest office (or, evidently, be trusted with sharp scissors).
Either way one cuts it, Clinton is not what America needs or deserves.