History has a scary and dangerous way of repeating itself. "All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon; it is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.
Fast forward 44 years. Bob Woodward, now an associate editor at The Washington Post, has written "Fear: Trump in the White House." This tome may go down in the annals of history as both causing the downfall of the Trump administration and serving as the catalyst in saving American democracy!
Or not! Donald Trump has proven to be a survivor of damning evidence that would topple other politicians.
The President has already taken to his favorite communication medium to mock the veracity of Woodward's book.
The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction. Dems can't stand losing. I'll write the real book!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
Woodward's reputation as a solid journalist with impeccable credentials allows the American public to decide and evaluate what they believe. He stands by his journalistic endeavor and issues a strong warning.
"I've never seen an instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what's going on... This has not been treated seriously enough... The things -- some of the things -- that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security." https://t.co/JtAHyXernR @TODAYshow pic.twitter.com/psuY2H1htw-- Bob Woodward (@realBobWoodward) September 10, 2018
People tend to believe whatever they want. Often, what they hear and see is processed through a self-imposed filter that serves to reinforce their preexisting perceptions. They may be oblivious to the truths that surround them.
In the 21st century they are aided by social-media and mainstream cable-news reporting that enables them to believe what they are told rather than to think critically, analyze and reach measured conclusions.
This is even now the case as 'Fear' has been released. Fox News Network has gone on the offensive as it seeks to influence its rabid, red-meat, unidimensional viewers.