Former CNN Journalist: Williams’ Lie Not as Bad as Bush ‘Telling Lies About Iraq’

‘Is it as bad a scandal as telling lies about the Iraq War to get us into it, as the Bush administration did? No. But in journalistic circles, telling a lie is the cardinal sin’

Former CNN Journalist: Williams's Lie Not as Bad as Bush 'Telling Lies About Iraq' (NewsBusters)

On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, University of Maryland Professor Mark Feldstein channeled Michael Moore and Jon Stewart's take on the Brian Williams scandal. The former CNN journalist acknowledged that Williams likely wouldn't recover the "traditional credibility that he had as a news anchor," but later fell into the same Bush bashing as the left-wing personalities: "Is it as bad a scandal as telling lies about the Iraq War to get us into it, as the Bush administration did? No. But in journalistic circles, telling a lie is the cardinal sin – and it should be."

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