Veteran newsman says journalists covering Trump are ’emotionally unhinged’


Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says some journalists covering President Donald Trump have become “emotionally unhinged,” and that they should keep their personal politics separate from their work.

According to a report from The Hill, Woodward made the remarks in an interview with Newsweek, published on Thursday.

Citing cable news networks Fox News and MSNBC as examples, Woodward said: “A number of reporters have at times become emotionally unhinged about it all, one way or the other.”

“You will see those continually either denigrating Trump or praising him,” he continued. “I think the answer is in the middle … it’s important to get your personal politics out.”

 From The Hill: This isn’t the first time the 74-year-old legend has appealed directly to reporters to keep personal feelings out of their work. 

“We need to calm it down and listen more,” the 18-time New York Times best-selling author told The Atlantic in March 2017. “Be on the surface respectful, but never stop the inquiry.”

Woodward also told Axios last year that he worries about “the perception of the business” since everyone, “not just Trump supporters, … see that smugness.”

“I think you can ride both horses, intensive inquiry, investigation, not letting up,” he said, while “at the same time, realize that it’s not our job to do an editorial on this.”

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