Bob Woodward

Robert Upshur "Bob" Woodward is one of the best-known journalists in the United States, thanks largely to his work in helping uncover the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation, in a historical partnership with Carl Bernstein, while working as a reporter for The Washington Post. He has written twelve best-selling nonfiction books and has twice contributed reporting to efforts that collectively earned the Post and its National Reporting staff a Pulitzer Prize.
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If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it's really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources.

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Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon's numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law.

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I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it.

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Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.

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I don't think there will ever be a permanent truce, but I believe the media needs to be more careful and be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print.

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Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.

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It was accountability that Nixon feared.

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There's hostility to lying, and there should be.

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The legislator learns that when you talk a lot, you get in trouble. You have to listen a lot to make deals.

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Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.

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We need to police ourselves in the media.

Bob Woodward

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.

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Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.

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When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.

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Even now there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Nixon operation was going to threaten us.

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Newspapers that are truly independent, like The Washington Post, can still aggressively investigate anyone or anything with no holds barred.

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Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I'd still be on the City Desk.

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Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.

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I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.

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The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know.

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The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views.

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The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies.

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Using these unnamed sources, if done properly, carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government.

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I recently did the David Letterman Show about my book. He was very serious and made no jokes and it caught me off guard a little bit. He was much more serious than some of the joke shows that journalists get on.

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It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end could be used as a primer on the American political system.

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