"If Bernie Bernstein were a real reporter, he would not last long at The Washington Post or any other legitimate news organization," writes Daniel Victor for The New York Times. "Fortunately, he is not real. But an unknown number of people in Alabama got a call this week from a man claiming to be Mr. Bernstein, supposedly a reporter for The Post on a clumsy expedition to dig up dirt on Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for senator."
Victor adds, "We get it, a lot of people distrust the media and suspect the worst out of reporters. But here’s what the call got wrong."
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