On the NPR program 1A this morning, one of the segments had Bob Woodward as a guest and he had some interesting things to say about his new book, Fear, and the Trump administration.
I trust that Woodward has gotten the story 95% right although I distrust anonymous sources, like anonymous accusations. He has a long and reputable track record writing about nine presidents and he stresses that he corroborates information that makes it into the book (although presumably with more anonymous sources). I also thinks he plays up aspects of the book that will sell it. Thus only 95%.
What occurred to me, though, is that many of the Trump-deranged people praising Woodward and touting this book as gospel today are the same people who called him a “hack” a few short years ago for using anonymous sources to claim Hillary Clinton had an ugly side to her personality and headed up misogynistic efforts to discredit Bill’s “women” as “nuts and sluts.”
I am so glad to be off that carrousel…