Bob Woodward Perennial Tool of Deep State AND a Sociopath!
Novelist Bob Woodward recent book entitled “Fear” is purported to be an accurate picture of President Trump’s “Crazy Town”.
I have no interest in addressing the contents of this or any other novel by Bob Woodward. This mysterious fiction writer presents himself as a faux journalist for the deteriorating Washington Post. I come forth not to praise Trump but to denounce the Bob Woodward whom I have known all too well.
Since the 1970’s I was aware of this gentleman who graduated from Yale University. He was in one of those puerile secret societies—the Book and Snake Club. This den of Iniquity has spewed out such senile representatives as:
- Florida Senator Bill Nelson [D]
- Incompetent duo of former DCI Porter J.Goss [R] and Les Aspin [D] former Secretary of DOD.
In contrast to Woodward’s disingenuous appearance, he was by all accounts a U.S. naval intelligence operative. As such, Woodward has always learned how to ingratiate himself to the highest level of power. Lest you think me too harsh, let me assure you that I knew about this hick back in the 1970’s when he was placed as a ‘stringer’ on the Montgomery County Sentinel. I was the drama critic for that paper at that time.
I was told by the boss and close friend that she had to provide a legitimate cover to this erstwhile Navy Intel Operative before Ben Bradlee would assign him to the Washington Post.
Woodward got himself and his rude sidekick, Carl Bernstein, a scoop on the Watergate scandal that no one else could ever verify. Unfortunately for journalism, Woodward and team created a factotum which they conveniently called, “Deep Throat”. It was a complete fabrication of an identity assigned to some FBI-loser like the Associate Director of the FBI, W. Mark Felt. This faux narrative led to the eventual downfall of POTUS Nixon. They forgot to mention that Woodward was a lackey for the ‘soft coup’ led by Admiral Robert O. Welander. Woodward had served honorably on the USS Wright as NECPA [nuclear code handler]. BTW, part of this “Club Coup” included deplorables like Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig.
Woodward’s career as a pathological liar began in earnest when he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his ‘outstanding journalism’. The rest is history.
However, once indebted to the compulsion of prevarication, Woodward found a convenient accomplice in the POTUS George W. Bush Jr. Junior fooled the USA so effectively that Woodward’s credibility was completely destroyed. Like the once great NY Times Editor, Leslie Gelb, Woodward employed his limited intellect to predict that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction [WMD] in Iraq. Therefore, it was best that we kill a few thousand innocent American soldiers in Iraq.
Next, Woodward the raging sociopath, decided to engage in outing a talented covert CIA operative Victoria Plame. Unfortunately, the extremely talented Richard Armitage was the prime ‘leaker’.
Let me quote some of his journalistic colleagues from both sides of the aisles.
- Joan Didion wrote the following in the NY Times Review of Books on September 1996: “Woodward is a widely trusted reporter, even an icon. But he assembles reams of irrelevant details from which he demonstrates….. “a measurable amount of cerebral activity which is virtually absent” ….. then she added,” He demonstrates autopilot reporting and LAZY THINKING!”
- The prestigious NY Times journalist, Anthony Lewis, called Woodward’s writing: “a whore’s trade in which the great grant access in return for glory”.
- The talented writer, Christopher Hitchens, accused Woodward of acting “as a STENOGRAPHER TO THE RICH AND POWERFUL!”[Wikipedia]
Thanks to his sociopathic ways, Woodward can now command speaking fees of up to $60,000. Woodward refutes his own paper’s prohibition from speaking fees as … ‘fuzzy and ambiguous’!
If nothing else you have to admire the chutzpah of this inveterate BULLSHITTER!!
“The only crime is PRIDE”. Woodward is full of it!!