Famed Watergate Journalist Declares ‘Cold Civil War’ In America

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Carl Bernstein along side Robert Woodward, stated “We are in the midst of a cold civil war in this country.”

“The difference between Watergate and now, one of the big differences is that we are in the midst of a cold civil war in this country, a political and cultural civil war, and all of our reporting is taking place in the context of that cold civil war, and nothing quite like that existed at the time of Watergate, and that part of the cold civil war itself is the configuration of media with Fox News, with CNN being perceived by different sets of viewers as representing different truths, when in fact Fox has changed American politics as perhaps no institution has since its invention in 1996.”

“Our politics has been changed inalterably by this right-wing counterforce; whatever you want to call Fox News, but also cable news itself is a different form than we had during the time of Watergate. We didn’t see reporters on television discussing their stories.”

“We do go farther on the air now by having reporters from The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN expand on their stories on the air so that there is a visual component, that listeners and viewers at home are seeing; they’re getting more interpretive information”



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