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Woodward and Bernstein and Entertainment Tonight
"Entertainment Tonight," that bedrock of First Amendment virtue, that linchpin of fourth estate checks and balances, is the White House's media outlet of choice, and for good reason.
Who can forget the marvelous work it did in reporting from Vietnam and helping to bring about the end of that war, not to mention its key role in uncovering Watergate, as well as the investigatory work of Iran-Contra and in more modern times, revealing all of those leaked documents that have governments around the world so nervous? Yes, "Entertainment Tonight" is where Americans get their political news, according to Obama campaign aide Stephanie Cutter, who was asked why the president is only giving softball interviews right now.
CNN's Jim Acosta: “‘Entertainment Tonight,’ People magazine . . . are they more important than the national news media?”
This is journalism gold.
Anyone who can't see that probably gets their campaign news from somewhere stupid like the Washington Post.