CBS, NBC Reward Democrats for Their John Dean Testimony ‘Stunt’

NewsBusters | 6/10/2019 | Staff
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With absolutely ZERO insight or knowledge of the underlining evidence or investigation, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee invited disgraced former White House Counsel John Dean to testify on the findings of the Special Counsel Report on Monday.

Of course, Dean’s only experience in any related matter had to do with his own obstruction crimes during the Watergate scandal. Both CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News championed Dean’s comparisons between President Trump and former President Richard Nixon, a common show he puts on.

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After noting that the Justice Department and the committee had reached an agreement on reviewing evidence the Special Counsel collected, chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes hailed Democrats for holding “a hearing today with a man who knows a lot about obstruction, President Nixon's White House counsel, John Dean.”

“Dean pled guilty to obstruction of justice 45 years ago for supervising hush money payments to the Watergate burglars,” she admitted. But that didn’t stop her from boasting of how “he drew parallels between the 37th president and the 45th.”

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In the soundbites shared by CBS, Dean breathlessly proclaimed: “Special Counsel Mueller has provided this committee with a roadmap” and “I would say the Trump administration is in fast competition with what happened in the Nixon administration.”

Meanwhile, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker tacked on the Dean story to the end of a report about President Trump's agreement with Mexico after his threats of tariffs. “Democrats called Nixon White House counsel John Dean to testify. Dean said the Mueller report shows parallels to Watergate,” she hyped.

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To her credit, Welker was the only one out of the two to mention that Dean was disbarred and served time for his role in the Watergate cover-up.

On Fox News Channel’s Special Report that some evening, former anchor Brit Hume ripped the Democrats for relying on the “architect”...
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