What should we expect from the special counsel’s criminal inquiry into Russian interference in America’s 2016 presidential election? Maybe not much, if past experience is a guide. In fact, it could be a boon for …Read More →
More and more Washington is reliving the Watergate era. People wake up wondering what did he say or do now. They read the newspaper or watch TV in disbelief. But this time is worse because …Read More →
I’ve been asked to talk to some journalism students this week about investigative reporting, and specifically to get into the importance of asking good questions. Also to discuss my involvement in Watergate coverage. By coincidence, …Read More →
A 2012 biography of Ben Bradlee included harsh, personal criticism of Bob Woodward and documentation that in 1972 Woodward and Carl Bernstein got information from a Watergate grand juror. This is how the grand juror …Read More →
In a 2012 book, writer Max Holland wrecked the image of Deep Throat as an idealist who was sickened by the Watergate scandal. Here is a slightly edited version of my review of the book, …Read More →
Watergate has plenty of political messages. Here are a few that stand out.
The power of public opinion. As the Watergate scandal developed, few national leaders spoke out against Nixon despite his obvious crimes, and Nixon might …Read More →
This is a slightly edited version of a piece I wrote in 1997, on the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. It deals with the Deep Throat myth, which had grown full-sized by then, and …Read More →