Bob Woodward “FEAR” MONGERING? Yes. BARREL & PORK.

BARREL, IS BOB WOODWARD GUILTY OF FEARMONGERING? IS BOB A “FEAR” MONGER?

PORK, LOOKS LIKE IT. LOOKS LIKE BOB IS TRUMPED ON THIS ONE. 

  1. Fearmongering is “the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. It is the intentional “spreading of frightening and exaggerated rumors of an impending danger or the habit or tactic of purposely and needlessly arousing public fear about an issue.
  2. A Fearmonger, in this case who would appear to be Bob Woodward, is thus defined as a person who engages in fearmongering.
  1. (https://www.google.com/search?q=Fearmongering+def&oq=Fearmongering+def&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4416j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearmongering)
  1. Also, there is a Code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, and Bob Woodward claims to be a professional journalist. Should he violate his Code of ethics, it looks like it is fair to determine that Bob Woodward is not a Professional Journalist.
  2. In his recent “FEAR” mongering book, incidentally titled “FEAR,” Bob sets himself up as judge and jury of POTUS Donald J Trump by stringing together a series of interviews, some of which are “ANONYMOUS” which leads me to conclude that Bob’s “FEAR” BOOK is just like the “ANONYMOUS” LETTER PRINTED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, except many pages longer.
  3. Let’s take a few minutes and see if Bob adheres to his Code of ethics as a professional journalist.
  4. Is Bob guilty of being a FEARMONGER?
  5. Is his book “FEAR” simply a case of Bob engaging in FEARMONGERING, but this time on steroids and obviously for a $10 million advance from the publisher – according to O’Reilly?
  1. First, let’s set forth and take a hard look at Bob’s journalism Code of ethics.
  1. As a journalist, Bob has both “rights and responsibilities.
  2. “These are set forth in the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  3. “The society’s code is voluntarily embraced by thousands of journalists [including Bob], regardless of place or platform, and is widely used in newsrooms and classrooms as a guide for ethical behavior.
  4. “The code is intended not as a set of “rules.”
  5. “It is not — nor can it be under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — legally enforceable.
  6. “Instead, it is intended as a [mandatory] resource for [Bob’s] ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING.
  7. “Preamble
  8. “Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy.
  9. “The duty of [Bob] the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.
  10. “Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties [including Bob] strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty.
  11. “Professional integrity is the cornerstone of [Bob’s journalistic] credibility.
  12. “Members of the Society [, including Bob] share a dedication to ethical behavior and adopt this code [as declaration of] the Society’s [and in this case Bob’s] principles and standards of practice.
  13. Bob’s first aim as a journalist is to “Seek truth and report it
  14. [Bob the Journalist, kind of like Bob the Builder] “should be –
  15. “honest,
  16. “fair
  17. “and courageous
  18. “in gathering,
  19. “reporting
  20. “and interpreting information.
  21. Bob the Journalist, as a professional “Journalist should:
  22. “Test the accuracy of information from ALL sources [I think I recall from the TRUMP Woodward phone conversation that Bob the Journalist did not interview POTUS.]
  23. “and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error.
  24. “Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
  25. Bob the Journalist, as a professional journalist, is to “Diligently seek out subjects of news stories
  26. “to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing. [Sounds like Bob the Journalist didn’t do this.]
  27. and to “Identify sources whenever feasible. [Sounds like Bob the Journalist didn’t do this either.]
  28. “The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability. [How many ANONYMOUS SOURCES are there in Bob the Journalist’s alleged expose?]
  29. “Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity.
  30. “Clarify conditions attached to any promise made in exchange for information.
  31. “Keep promises.
  32. “Make certain that headlines,
  33. “news teases
  34. “and promotional material,
  35. “photos,
  36. “video,
  37. “audio,
  38. “graphics,
  39. “sound bites and
  40. “quotations
  41. “do not misrepresent.
  42. “They should not oversimplify
  43. “or highlight incidents out of context.
  44. Bob, as a professional journalist, is to “Never distort the content of news photos or video.
  45. “Image enhancement for technical clarity is always permissible.
  46. “Label montages and photo illustrations.
  47. “Avoid misleading re-enactments or staged news events.
  48. “If re-enactment is necessary to tell a story, label it.
  49. Bob the Journalist, as a professional journalist, is to “Avoid undercover
  50. “or other surreptitious methods
  51. “of gathering information
  52. “except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public. [DID BOB THE JOURNALIST use “undercover” or “other surreptitious methods” to gather any of the information in Bob the Journalists book of “FEAR?”
  53. “Use of such methods should be explained as part of the story.
  54. “Never plagiarize. [Did Bob plagiarize?]
  55. “Tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience boldly,
  56. “even when it is unpopular to do so.
  57. “Examine [his] own cultural values
  58. “and avoid imposing those values on others. [Did Bob the Journalist as part of his book of “FEAR” examine his own cultural values and avoid imposing those values on the rest of us?]
  59. “Avoid stereotyping
  60. “by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status. [Does Bob the Journalist stereotype POTUS Trump by any of these characteristics?]
  61. “Support the open exchange of views, even views [Bob finds] repugnant. [Does Bob the Journalist’s book of “FEAR” set forth any other views? For example, does Bob the Journalist acknowledge that POTUS Trump has kept 44 of his promises including but not necessarily limited to the fact that 90% of the country is happy POTUS Trump is making progress to help us be FREE, SAFE, and PROSPEROUS on so many fronts. Does Bob the Journalist acknowledge that POTUS Trump is to be honored for keeping these 44 promises? [And no doubt others.]
  1. ABORTION effort at elimination.
  2. AFGHANISTAN WAR TALIBAN shutdown.
  3. ARABS visit and cooperation.
  4. BORDER WALL funding and building to-date.
  5. BREXIT support.
  6. CHINA cooperation despite tariffs.
  7. CONGRESS major effort at cooperation working across the aisles despite democrat continuation of their fake POTUS colluded with Russians narrative.
  8. CONSTITUTION upholding.
  9. CRIMINAL SYNDICATE elimination. (Glad AG Sessions is there.)
  10. DRUGS/OPIOIDS control/elimination. (Glad AG Sessions is there.)
  11. ENERGY independence.
  12. FAMILY support.
  13. FIRST RESPONDERS honoring and support.
  14. FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY.
  15. FREEDOM OF RELIGION.
  16. FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
  17. FREEDOM TO BEAR ARMS.
  18. GANG AND CRIME elimination. (Glad AG Sessions is there.)
  19. GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION elimination of same by holding those accountable who have misused the public trust. (Looks like POTUS Trump has just touched the tip of the iceberg.)
  20. HARSH REGULATIONS reduction.
  21. HEALTH CARE more affordable.
  22. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ensuring all come through the front door and are vetted and E-verified.
  23. INFRASTRUCTURE funding and improvement.
  24. IRAN sanctions.
  25. IRAQ strategy.
  26. ISIS AND TERRORIST GROUPS shutdown if not total elimination.
  27. ISRAEL PALESTINE solution.
  28. JEWISH STATE AND JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL support.
  29. JOBS increased dramatically. The economy appears to be humming on more cylinders than during Obama and earlier administrations.
  30. MANUFACTURING increased and brought home to USA.
  31. MEDIA CALL OUT for fake news.
  32. MELANIA AND IVANKA AND OTHER FAMILY as a compliment to POTUS. These folks have great courage and are to be commended. Give them each an A+ for putting up with so much negativity, so much “FEAR” mongering from Mr. Woodward and the left.
  33. MILITARY supported and dramatically improved. [General Mattis says Bob the Journalist’s book is a work of FICTION.]
  34. NORTH KOREA cooperation.
  35. NUCLEAR reduction.
  36. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH policy.
  37. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS elimination.
  38. RESILIENCE despite severe criticism from press, democrats, and naysayer Republicans.
  39. RUSSIA building a relationship to prevent nuclear war.
  40. SAFETY FROM TERRORISM. Give ICE and Border Patrol and First Responders an A+.
  41. SUPREME COURT CHOICES rational and helpful to the nation.
  42. TAXES major reductions.
  43. VETERANS support.
  44. BUILDING THE WALL.
  1. Bob the Journalist is to “Give voice to the voiceless; official and unofficial sources of information can be equally valid.
  2. “Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting.
  3. “Analysis and commentary should be labeled [Was it?]
  4. “and not misrepresent fact or context. [Was it?]
  5. “Distinguish news from advertising
  6. “and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two.
  7. “Recognize a special obligation to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open [including the requirement that each person who criticized do so in the open so his or her credibility can be vetted.]
  8. “and that government records are open to inspection.
  9. Bob the Journalist’s duty as a professional journalist is to “Minimize harm
  10. Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.[Has Bob the Journalist done so vis a vis POTUS Trump and FLOTUS Trump and their family?]
  11. “Journalists [in this case Bob the Journalist] should:
  12. “Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage. [How about Melania?]
  13. “Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced sources or subjects. [How about Baron?]
  14. “Be sensitive when seeking or using interviews or photographs of those affected by tragedy or grief.
  15. “Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort.
  16. “Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance. [To what degree is Bob the Journalist’s book of “FEAR” for the $10 million advance money and founded in Bob the Journalist’s arrogance? Both good questions.]
  17. “Recognize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention.
  18. “Only an overriding public need can justify intrusion into anyone’s privacy.
  19. “Show good taste.
  20. “Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity.
  21. “Be cautious about identifying juvenile suspects or victims of sex crimes.
  22. “Be judicious about naming criminal suspects before the formal filing of charges.
  23. “Balance a criminal suspect’s fair trial rights with the public’s right to be informed.
  24. Bob the Journalist as a professional journalist is obligated to “Act independently
  25. Bob, as a journalist “should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know.
  26. Bob, as a journalist, “should:
  27. “Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
  28. “Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.
  29. “Refuse
  30. “gifts,
  31. “favors,
  32. “fees,
  33. “free travel
  34. “and special treatment,
  35. “and shun secondary employment,
  36. “political involvement,
  37. “public office
  38. “and service in community organizations
  39. “if they compromise [his] journalistic integrity.
  40. Bob, as a professional journalist is obligated to “Disclose unavoidable conflicts. [How much conflict is there in a $10 million advance if such, as stated by Bill O is correct?]
  41. “Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. [Would Bob the Journalist’s “FEAR” efforts have been better used to give us answers to the Clinton questions that still remain unanswered?]
  42. “Deny favored treatment to advertisers
  43. “and special interests
  44. “and resist their pressure to influence news coverage.
  45. “Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money;
  46. “avoid bidding for news.
  47. Bob the Journalist, as a professional journalist is obligated to “Be accountable
  48. “Journalists are accountable to their readers,
  49. “[accountable to their] listeners,
  50. “[accountable to their] viewers
  51. “and [accountable to] each other.
  52. Bob, as a professional journalist should:
  53. “Clarify and explain news coverage
  54. “and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.
  55. “Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
  56. “Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
  57. “Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.
  58. “Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.
  59. “This information was adapted from the website of the Society of Professional Journalists. … Last updated: March 30, 2009
  60. (See https://journalistsresource.org/tip-sheets/foundations/code-of-ethics)
  61. Now let’s compare Bob’s activities that were basic to his writing and publishing his new book of FEAR. What do we glean from those who allegedly were interviewed? Is Bob a FEARMONGER? Looks like it. The title “FEAR” alone says it all.
  62.  I watched Bill O’Reilly comment about Bob’s book. Bill said, paraphrased, “How hard is it to find someone in an inner circle to say nasty things about the boss? Not hard at all.”
  63.        Bill’s focused on the many anonymous sources Bob uses.

134,     Bill says he believes “General Mattis.” General Mattis says that he General Mattis did not say what Bob the Journalist says he said. General Mattis says the Woodward book is fiction.

  1. Looks like Bob the Journalist has done a good job of “MONGERING” “FEAR” WHICH MUST MAKE BOB A “FEAR” MONGER.
  2. Neither did Bob interview POTUS Trump, nor give him an opportunity to respond to Bob’s criticisms which not only must make Bob a “FEAR” monger but also makes Bob much less than a professional journalist.

BARREL, after all you have said and done, and you have to admit you have said more than you have done on this one, Bob the Journalist and his publisher, at POTUS Trump’s expense, and that of his family and supporters, is enjoying bank by selling lots of Bob the Journalist’s “FICTION ACCORDING TO GENERAL MATTIS” “FEAR” book.

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