CNN's Carl Bernstein: Media Should Edit White House Pressers Before Airing Them

Chris Menahan
Nov. 19, 2018

CNN's Carl Bernstein believes so much in the "free press" he thinks only they should have a platform to speak.

From the Washington Examiner:
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said cable news networks should stop broadcasting White House press conferences and briefings in their entirety because they have become "propagandist exercises."

"I don't think we should be taking them live all the time and just pasting them up on the air because they're basically propagandist exercises because they are overwhelmed by his dishonesty and lying," Bernstein said during a segment of CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, referring to President Trump. "Maybe we should be there, edit, decide as reporters what is news, and after the press conference or briefing is over then go with that story with clips rather than treating the briefing or press conference as a campaign event, which they really are."

But Bernstein added it was important to still record the events and make them available online for the record. He also noted that cable news had cause to reconsider its coverage of the White House before the Trump administration took office.
You may not like it, but this is what a total commitment to a free press looks like!


Bernstein's comments were quite similar to CNN's Chris Cuomo saying during the 2016 election that it's "illegal" for the public to read Wikileaks and you have to go through "us":

CNN's commitment to a free press is so strong they'll shut down every independent media outlet in existence and even silence our president in order to preserve it!

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