The iconic political journalist and biographer Bob Woodward has just done it again. In his latest book ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’, he claims to have taped insider confessions from White House staffers about an administration in disarray, ruled by fear and intimidation. The problem with all this is that Woodward has a long history of completely fabricating quotes and sources. Recall his book on Reagan in which he fabricated an interview with CIA director Casey in which Reagan was made out to be a crook. Then there was his book on GW Bush which also deliberately misquoted members of the administration. Naturally, the leftmedia are gobbling up this new fabrication as the gospel truth about their favorite public enemy number one: Donald Trump. Unfortunately for them, it just ain’t true.
In his book “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987,” Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward wrote about a deathbed conversation he had with CIA Director William J. Casey. President Reagan, a Republican, was at the time in the throes of the Iran-Contra affair, and Mr. Woodward just happened to get Casey to admit that he had known about the diversion of Iran arms sale money to the Contras.
Woodward said he went into Casey’s hospital room, in disguise, just before he died, but writer Conrad Black said that Casey was not “compos mentis at the time, and that his room was heavily secured from such intrusions.”
“Mr. Casey’s widow, Sophia, has denied that Mr. Woodward had interviewed her husband in the hospital,” The New York Times reported at the time.
Still, Woodward’s claim made headlines across the nation — especially at the liberal Post.