In an interview with the New York Times, Bob Woodward, the veteran journalist famous for uncovering the Watergate scandal, weighed in on American media's coverage of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
What prompted the NYT to reach out to Woodward is the most recent fiasco in the Trump-Russia story: Robert Mueller's denial of a damning BuzzFeed News report which alleges that Donald Trump personally ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump tower in Russia.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, BuzzFeed's story went viral almost instantly, prompting a social media frenzy, widespread cable news coverage, and vocal calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump. But less than 24 hours later, in what is an unprecedented move for Mueller's usually secretive office, the special counsel reached out to the outlet disputing the central claims made in the report.
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times later consulted their own sources, concluding that Mueller is indeed denying the entirety of the report.
But BuzzFeed's fiasco is only the latest of many in the Trump era. Pulitzer-prize winning progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald listed "The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story" in an article published today in the Intercept.
From Fortune's claim that Russia Today hacked and took over C-SPAN, over Washington Post's allegation that the Russians invaded Vermont's electricity grid, to the Guardian's unsubstantiated claim that Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange in Ecuador's London embassy, the media has repeatedly failed to cover the Trump-Russia story accurately.