Herblock, the late Washington Post political cartoonist and nemesis of Richard Nixon, wrote in a 1974 book, …Read More →
Posts in the Category: Watergate scandal
Recently a group sent me a dozen Watergate questions. Some are strictly about the old days, some about how Watergate is relevant today.
Is it possible we’ll ever know what exactly was on the deleted part …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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →