01/05/2007 04:38 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Why is Woodward Still Spinning the Ford Pardon?

Perhaps no major media figure has played a bigger role in rehabilitating Gerald Ford's image by polishing the pardon and turning it into a sweeping, heroic act than The Washington Post's best-selling author, Bob Woodward. The problem though, is that Woodward isn't always honest about the pardon that he insists was so "gutsy." Which raises the question, why is Woodward so eager to create not only an aura of goodwill around the former Republican president, but an aura of heroic independence?

Read the full Media Matters column here.