Sourcing Bob Woodward, Since He Won’t

Redstate compares the way Bob Woodward reported an interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with the transcript of said interview as released by the Department of Defense, and concludes: “Mr. Woodward is a serial modifier who selectively isolates statements, alters verb tense and even changes inconvenient words and omits relevant chunks of his material when it suits him.”

It’s not all subjective analysis. For example, Woodward writes, “I could think of nothing more to say,” as if his interview with Rumsfeld had ended at that point, and in a manner that had left Woodward nonplussed. However, the DoD transcript showed about 1,000 more words in the conversation at that point.

But don’t take my word for it. Read it for yourself.

The Redstate post is long, but well worth the time.

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