Reporters Need to Re-Learn The Lessons of Watergate

Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward. Photograph courtesy of Yahoo! News

On June 15, 1974, almost two years to the day of the Watergate burglary, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein published All the President’s Men, a narrative of their reporting on Watergate that begins with the break-in, climaxes in May 1973 with the revelation that the cover-up went all the way to the White House, and closes with a brief epilogue bringing the reader up to date on the convictions that came…

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