Bob Woodward Warns Journalists to 'Stick to Reporting — Leave the Binge Drinking to the Politicians'

| MAY 20, 2017 | 9:46 PM

Ever since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, critics have been attempting to draw parallels between Trump and former President Richard Nixon. Most are suggesting that Trump only fired Comey to stop further probes into Russia's influence on the 2016 campaign.

But veteran journalist Bob Woodward, who made a name for himself covering Nixon's Watergate scandal, noted on Friday's “Morning Joe” that the media is getting it wrong:

“Stick to the reporting.

One of the realities here is that we’ve got an old newspaper war going between The New York Times and The Washington Post. It’s good. and some very powerful stories.

At the same time, I think it’s time to dial back a little bit about because there are people around … who are kind of binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid. And that is not going to work in journalism. Let the politicians have that binge drinking.”

Fox News's Tucker Carlson recently made a similar point, saying that the media's insistence on being anti-Trump was “turning journalists into activists.”