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((((((Bernie Bernstein)))))) Is The Hero Capital J Journalism Needs

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(Source: WKRG) At least one person in our viewing area received a robocall seeking more damaging information about Roy Moore.  Here is the text of that voicemail message received by Pastor Al Moore in Creola.

“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5000 and $7000 dollars. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at albernstein@washingtonpost.com, thank you.”

Pastor Moore says he’s baffled about who might be behind the message.  He said he sent a response to the email address provided but it came back undeliverable.  We also tried the email address with the same result.

John Rogers with the Roy Moore campaign says it’s the first he’s heard of this type of robocall.  We contacted the Washington Post but it would be highly unlikely that a newspaper would offer thousands of dollars for information, damaging or otherwise.  We searched and could not find a record of a ‘Bernie’ or ‘Al Bernstein’ who works as a reporter at the Washington Post.

The future of journalism has never looked bleaker. To say print media is dying would ignore the fact that it has been lifeless for years, and heroes of broadcast journalism like Chris Cillizza —  offering blistering critiques and epic takedowns of the ruling class — are dwarfed in viewership by teenage Vine stars opining on the values of eating ass. Perhaps it was killed by political correctness; where once important sources were named things like “Deep Throat” and “Rusty Trombone,” now, whipping your penis out in front of female staffers is now frowned upon as sexual harassment. Oh, simpler times.

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However, arising from the ashes of a bygone era of journalism is a new class of reporters, dedicated to reshaping the way we cover the news. This vanguard is represented mainly in the form of citizen journalists like Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, who tirelessly work night and day to Periscope investigations that ask valuable questions like “Is the new Arby’s menu a secret code for an elite liberal pedophile ring?” and “Are the Wizards of Waverly Place agents of the deep state?” Their journalism is directed towards every day, hard-working Americans, who just want to know which panini press to buy to most effectively own the libs.

If the old media establishment is going to compete with these intrepid young provocateurs, it needs fresh blood. It needs gumshoe reporters who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. It needs men like Bernie Bernstein.

Little is known about Bernstein, an alleged Washington Post reporter who seemed to appear out of thin air to begin investigating the Roy Moore scandal that has dominated headlines at 3 out 4 of the major cable news networks over the past week. Did he go to Syracuse, or Michigan, or Emory, or perhaps Meir Kahane University? No one knows. Exactly which neighborhood in Brooklyn he lives in is shrouded in mystery. Presumably armed with nothing but a 12-pack of Dr. Browns and seasons 2-3 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, he ventured deep into the heart of Alabama, doing the type of much needed investigative journalism that CNN was forced to scrap so they could afford to pay for recently fired Trump campaign staff to tell it like it is about Colin Kaepernick.

If a story like the Roy Moore scandal is going to be fully understood, it will not be through cable news analysts debating which biblical figure Roy Moore most closely resembles or finding Democrats with bad sexual behaviors to compare him to. It will be through the work of reporters on the ground, interviewing every single Auntie Anne’s employee in the state of Alabama to figure out what the real story is. Thank g-d for men like ((((((Bernie Bernstein)))))), for America can’t survive without them.