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Bob Woodward Criticizes Press for Ignoring Possible Cantor Defeat But Misses Real Reason
NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/22/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Bob Woodward came close. Oh so close to discerning how much of the mainstream media were blindsided by the stunning defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his congressional primary in Virginia. In fact, Woodward came so close that your humble correspondent thought he was going to say it out loud today while being interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union.

Instead Woodward skipped the real reason and gave the secondary reason for neglect of this story. Woodward did mention that too many reporters don't like to do the hard footwork to investigate stories in favor of sitting around the air conditioned newsroom and surfing the web for research. Unfortunately, Woodward completely overlooked the fact that much of the mainstream media reside in a liberal cocoon and miss much of what is going on in the conservative world as happened in that Virginia election. First let us look at Woodward's very partial explanation for what went wrong with that election coverage:

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; davidbrat; ericcantor
He came close but still didn't get the REAL reason why the MSM was blindsided by the Cantor defeat.
1 posted on 06/22/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Instead of this silly political horse race crap why doesn't ol' Bob do a little good ol' fashioned hard footwork and investigate the IRS scandal?

I mean, he's still eating out on Watergate. With all the obvious criminality and governmental abuse of power the IRS scandal he ought to be eating lunch at Spagos for free well into the 22nd century.

2 posted on 06/22/2014 12:44:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: PJ-Comix

Bob Woodward, get a life!


3 posted on 06/22/2014 12:52:52 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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I watched this segment and Woodward also called on the press to further investigate Benghazi and the IRS tea party targeting. Bernstein just blurted progressive slop.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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I watched this segment and Woodward also called on the press to further investigate Benghazi and the IRS tea party targeting.

Why should the Press investigate, Bob? Your the "investigative journalist", Bob! Unless you are scared, Bob.

5 posted on 06/22/2014 1:48:58 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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