Mainstream media complicit in 2012 race?
Author Bob Woodward reacts
- Duration 6:56
- Date Nov 7, 2012
Author Bob Woodward reacts
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What I Kennedy president Obama's first term was filled with countless scandals that we were exposed right here on this program.
But the so called journalists in the mainstream media they chose to ignore them now some of them include the botched fast and furious operation.
The disaster -- half a billion dollar loan -- -- lender another -- green companies and more recently the Ben -- cover up.
So the big question I have is will the media continue to turn a blind eye to the administration's missteps over the next four years joining me now.
Well known to be an investigative journalists wrote the best selling -- book the price of politics Bob Woodward is here.
I have a question can you name a single time in this campaign which has been long is -- takes a long time to do these campaigns.
Where Barack Obama directly was asked Mr.
President you said you would cut the deficit in half in your first term.
You gave us six trillion dollars in debt how do you explain that I've looked I can't find -- can you remember any time that's happened.
And not it directly but you know you were talking earlier and the show about realism and this line that somehow the mainstream -- liberal media.
Did Romney and then really was helping Obama I just don't think comports with the -- can I give you some examples that you can stand that.
I I could stand to put him but it's -- but I want to say one thing before you get to your list -- I promise I won't stop.
If the president said -- cut the deficit in half and my first term.
And then gives a six trillion in debt and he said bush was unpatriotic.
For four trillion in eight years.
The fact that he can go an entire election Bob and not be asked that question.
To me is media.
It's it's not only by yes it is -- -- so and it's frankly dereliction of duty but well.
First of all -- I agreed that there should be aggressive question -- in accountability of the president.
Of all candidates but.
Look at them the most.
Memorable -- -- in the last six weeks in the campaign was the first debate October 3 when Obama did very poorly.
Media than liberal media -- every one -- called hammered him for it.
In fact it didn't let up in -- May be a day before election.
Second point the fact checkers like Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post my newspaper.
Did a great job in people -- they analyzed me in he was hard on Romney hard on Obama.
Giving him four and Tokyo's for something that's in my book where Obama and wasn't -- registration said.
We -- is an awful word automatic spending cuts.
Obama -- It's just not true.
Hey look I -- this wasn't my idea the congress came up with that I him.
Chapter and -- detailed -- -- who's there and it was all a White House the idea.
Greg are you anything -- it.
Accurate arm and an -- I will concede your point on the Washington Post Pinocchio is distributed kind of evenly there was some that there was some good work there I'm not I won't disagree -- -- an excellent work -- -- but I.
If you didn't see the first debate is a total complete knockout even the president admitted it I'm not sure I give a lot of credit there in light of this that.
We don't know to this stay where the president was what he knew about request for security before.
Why he wouldn't acknowledge it's a terror attack after.
Why CBS Steve croft held the tape till the day before the election.
That proved that what he said was a lie.
And we don't know -- -- why did our government give guns to gangsters drug dealers criminals we get to get an answer that.
-- -- OK look I'm -- all.
For getting answers and before getting to the bottom of it in digging into let me just give me an example some people.
Close to Romney a couple of weeks ago just showed up at my house.
Instead they -- somebody in a very sensitive position in the US government who is willing did meet with me.
-- give me information about Ben Ghazi appointments were broken the guy didn't show up he finally showed up.
And -- they didn't have anything -- -- any firsthand knowledge he said you ought to talk to this person and that person and and so forth so.
All I bet you would look at Pete -- let you -- gain the accurate part of let me ask you this what would -- but we don't know where the president was.
On the night of 9/11 when this happened.
We don't know what he knew he denied for two weeks what was what do we know our State Department watched in real time.
According that this -- at -- On the mess.
On this and said we really ought to get some answers and we aren't that's my point again -- we didn't and you know you can't write if you don't have anything but.
When I work on one of these projects -- books it takes months in years I know developed this sources and get the documentation anywhere it my third example a field.
Bear with me.
Is coverage of the economy every time.
The unemployment number was bad or did.
Story about the growth of the economy and how anemic the recovery was was covered incessant -- By the mainstream media the economy was the number one issue.
Because that dad of was was filtered through us.
I would give you one correction on that and and I'm not trying to be nitpicking -- Parse words would you that if they've media didn't point out and did a better job of pointing out the labor participation rate.
Words that which.
Obama inherited in January 2009 the real unemployment -- -- ten point 7% they never they never gave the context -- to my satisfaction.
But I know -- but I but really you make some points but I think Ben Ghazi fast and furious.
And not answering.
And very direct questions about the debt and deficits I think it does media failed the American people.
OK here we don't mean by bottom line for me and I think you would agree for this is the thing we should worry about the most.
These secret government concentrations.
Of power in the White House in congress in the CIA -- -- Federal Reserve.
That is good -- those people who were running those institutions are not held accountable -- we need are more aggressive tough stuff.
The liberal the liberal blogs we'll beat you up for even coming online program thank give a billionaire Bob Woodward OK thank you appreciate it Pat Buchanan Juan --