Sharyl Attkisson was on ABC’s This Week discussing the sad state of journalism today.
ATTKISSON: I think that we’ve gone backwards since that time when we really felt empowered as journalists. And I like to think as what would happen today during a Nixon type scandal, Nixon would basically refuse to turn over tapes to congress, his aides would refuse to testify to congress or would take the fifth or would lie to congress with fair amount of impunity. Woodward and Bernstein will be controversialized on social media by special and political interests.
RADDATZ: Well, this is all very depressing–
ATTKISSON: — Facebook accounts. And then at the end, Nixon would go on a popular late night comedy show during which time he would humorously refer to his attackers as people that were political witch hunters who believe in Area 51 type conspiracies.
RADDATZ: Well, I am going to just hope that people like you will keep pounding investigative journalists and get something done.
Seems like a pretty accurate analysis.
Some left wingers chimed in to inadvertently prove Attkisson’s point.
You see, “disgraced” is liberal-ese for no longer toeing the Democrat line.
Contraversialized on social media? Check.
Political witch hunters who believe in Area 51 type conspiracies? Check.
Some grudgingly conceded her point though.
That’s a start.