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Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

Deep Throat Garage To Be Demolished

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

The garage that was the setting for secret meetings between the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and famed Watergate source Deep Throat will cease to ex...

Woodward And Bernstein Weigh In On Post Sale

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the most famous reporters in the history of the Washington Post, weighed in on the paper's sale to Amazon founder Jef...

Watergate's Lessons, Washed Away

Michael Winship | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Combined with the ongoing tragedy of Vietnam -- including the secret bombing of Cambodia and the violent squelching of antiwar protest -- Watergate shook the public's confidence in government as it hadn't been since the bleakest days of secession and the Civil War.

The Myth Of Bob Woodward

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

For the past week Washington has found itself debating Bob Woodward. The occasion: his very public argument with White House senior official Gene Sper...

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Watergate: The Hidden History and the 2012 Elections

Thom Hartmann | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Did you know that Nixon knew four months after Watergate that Associate FBI Director Mark Felt was leaking information to a Washington Post reporter? Or, that Felt was named as Deep Throat in the press two months before Nixon resigned?

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.

WATCH: Watergate, 40 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media

"5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Office Here." That's how the Washington Post's reporting on Watergate began. 40 years later, it is still legendary. ...

Where Were You When The Watergate Scandal Broke?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Watergate. Has it really been 40 years? I was just a small-town teenager in the summer of 1972, but I remember being fascinated as the break-in and protracted cover-up unfolded. It was a drama like no other.

Woodward & Bernstein: Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought

The Washington Post | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

As Sen. Sam Ervin completed his 20-year Senate career in 1974 and issued his final report as chairman of the Senate Watergate committee, he posed the ...

How Woodward and Bernstein Came to Interview Grand Jurors

Barry Sussman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media
Barry Sussman

After almost 40 years of denials by Woodward and Bernstein, it was revealed this week that Bernstein had interviewed a Watergate grand juror in 1972. I have known about this for a long time, as I'm the editor who gave them the assignment.

Watergate's Lessons for the New media Age

Edward Wasserman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Watergate was a towering moment of heroism, an episode of legendary stature in which journalism's foundational purposes were triumphantly validated and a drift toward despotism was stopped, all thanks to a single-minded dedication to the craft of determined reporting.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

The Philip Roth Reader: Putting the Ire in Satire

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

I admire Roth for being able to discipline rage into something that makes us feel smarter just for reading it.

Financial Media Mourns Its Pulitzer

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Will financial reporting ever have a Woodward and Bernstein, the two metro desk Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate Scandal?

Whither Watchmen? Is This Big, Dark, Geeky, Lefty Movie The Next Comic Book Blockbuster?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Watchmen lays out and alternate America in a stunning opening sequence that presents the 20th century as a relentless slog of war and murder. If hope is on the menu, it's in short supply.

The Other Side of 'Deep Throat': He Spied on My Friends

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Journalists lionizing the former FBI official for his contribution in helping to bring down Nixon should not overlook the fact that Felt was one of the architects of the bureau's notorious COINTELPRO campaign.