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A look back -- -- we continue with journalist Bob Woodward.
I look you mention you're Majorly RI and not only you look at dale were fifty just just for the record.
-- -- You know this is not your first rodeo is talking about the summer radio show earlier today.
And you write about young journalists I think they could be far more intimidated in an incident like this I don't suspect that you would be.
I am concerned.
That the media.
They become almost like the press officer an extension of the press office and not critical.
In any way asking questions of President Obama.
I say that is a conserve.
But at MI wrong you can tell me what they went ahead that we we've -- let's let's get this -- that table because it's important that we live in a hyper partisan.
-- -- Extreme partisanship.
And you know let's face it Fox News is a cornerstone.
Part of that partisanship there are also a group of people.
A lot of people who support Obama who just believe he can do no wrong.
We've got this division and what somebody who's.
In the reporting.
Like myself but it civil let's find out what happened in sometimes it falls this way sometimes it it it falls that way I.
Get calls in emails from people telling me yeah I -- insane to come on your show.
I'd say don't wait a minute.
You let me say what I was.
-- dig in to things.
There is no.
Bleep out button now and I believe in the First Amendment so we have got to that in my view.
And suspect it's not -- a -- Roger -- Got to bring this back.
Today's Sanders so we have a well reasoned discussion in how well is saying -- result in the fence yeah I am like.
The Washington Post has an opinion page.
On the opinion page and then there is opinion programming and there's objective news reporting.
An army some very proud to work with some great reporters here fox that do that do dig in to issues like fast and furious are reporting on -- Ghazi.
And I would even argue that you know the fact that the president was never asked a lot about.
That this six trillion in debt that he accumulated.
Prior to this election.
In this first election -- -- asked about his association with Bill Ayers was troublesome to me I think we've got a media that is not as critical as perhaps it once was.
In the days of for example Watergate.
Well I I agree with that and they have we need to be very aggressive.
And it's it's one of the judges.
That said democracies die in darkness.
And I really think that it's true if we don't know what's going if they can erect these barriers I'm Mike McCurry.
Who was Bill Clinton's Press Secretary is quoted the other day saying this White House.
Does things that I wouldn't even dream of trying to get away -- so we are you know.
The very years have come up we know -- about what goes on now on the other hand.
I've interviewed Clinton for my two I'm -- -- Obama for my two books about for hours.
People answered questions.
They were very serious.
About answering them in detail that's how I found out where the sequestered.
Started -- that's where I found out lots of little.
Maneuvers in all of the budget in fiscal debates that they've had so they responded in I think that's really important.
The problem I have with the Gene Sperling.
Memo and email and this comes after a shouting match now -- you know lets people shouted at me.
And he says I gonna regret.
You know that's.
-- That goes into.
Coded to you know you -- you better watch out.
You know I will say is so he sets -- the very profound hope that.
Democracy I don't thinking conserve survive without a critical press I think a lot of areas of loss that.
And his room for what I do which is the opinion page Friday the agreement but -- -- room.
-- I think real hard journalism.
Thank you for being with us thanks for coming again -- -- program and we appreciate it we come back -- --
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