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Woodward and Bernstein share first Washington Post byline in 36 years
Yahoo! News ^ | June 10, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 06/10/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, arguably the two most famous newspaper reporters in American history, did something on Sunday they haven't done in 36 years: They shared a byline in the Washington Post.

Woodward and Bernstein, who are on a mini-publicity tour surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-ins, published a joint opinion essay for the Post's Outlook section about what they've learned since first reporting on the scandal: President Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign in the wake of Watergate, was "far worse than we thought."

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To: FortWorthPatriot
You're kidding me, right? With all the obvious corruption going on right now in the Kenyan Administration, they are still obsessed with Nixon?!?

Pathetic excuse for "journalism."
2 posted on 06/10/2012 6:32:24 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Right.

So. Why bring it up?...


3 posted on 06/10/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Nixon was a patriot at least, despite his flaws. Obama is a narcissist who only care about himself.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 6:34:20 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: FortWorthPatriot; a fool in paradise

Yeah, and In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, the worst album ever, was playing on the radio.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 6:35:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Those A-Holes have been living on Watergate for 40 years.

Anytime something happens, out they come to assure everyone that whatever the event is, it is nothing compared to Watergate.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 6:36:12 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Like many leftists, they can’t accept their 15 minutes are over.


7 posted on 06/10/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
You're kidding me, right? With all the obvious corruption going on right now in the Kenyan Administration, they are still obsessed with Nixon?!?
They're just trying to recapture the glory days... and boost sales of whatever they're selling these days.
8 posted on 06/10/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: FortWorthPatriot

9 posted on 06/10/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

10 posted on 06/10/2012 6:41:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
The Compost obviously got a memo from the Osama Obama Victory Headquarters.Are they on the brink of bankruptcy as is the NY Times and the Boston Globe (among others)?
11 posted on 06/10/2012 6:43:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, arguably the two most famous newspaper reporters in American history, did something on Sunday they haven't done in 36 years: They shared a byline in the Washington Post.

Sheesh! This is written like a bad romance novel. Their desperation is hilarious!

P.S. "I told ya so." ;-)
Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released

12 posted on 06/10/2012 6:44:17 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

You’re kidding me, right? With all the obvious corruption going on right now in the Kenyan Administration, they are still obsessed with Nixon?!?

Pathetic excuse for “journalism.”
__________________________________________________________

Which is WHY they’re bringing it up! It’s a distraction and to take the focus away from the Obama administration. Obama and Co. make Nixon look like a choir boy!!! They know damned well!


13 posted on 06/10/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Shadow44
Nixon is the most hated of all republicans because he was among the first to expose the marxists and their agenda.

Yes he was a little paranoid but I believe he was documenting for history the domestic enemies that were burrowing into the government, institutions of higher learning, and the news media.

14 posted on 06/10/2012 6:52:27 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Need to shuffle “Woody and Stein” up to the Corrupt Ones administration for a tour. They might want to bring along some real journalists (not the MSM Pimps and Prostitutes).


15 posted on 06/10/2012 6:53:37 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot; muawiyah
he is heard talking almost endlessly about what would be good for him, his place in history

Does anybody really think that Nixon would have been the only President to have talked about such things, instead of the only one to have made recordings?

16 posted on 06/10/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: FortWorthPatriot
In the media any accusation of false statement or unsourced comments that turn out to be wrong just fall by the wayside. They all know it, they all know they can get away with almost any sensationalized story and that's why they do it.

I still believe that Woodward took a gamble, or had a hunch that paid off for him and there never really was a "deep Throat" no matter what they say about someone who is dead and never spoke out while he was alive.

17 posted on 06/10/2012 6:56:38 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So now we’re going to have Watergate Week, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Watergate.

So the MSM can run with this, remind us all that Nixon was a Republican, Romney’s a Republican, hmmmmmm...............

And, any talk of scandal within the Obama administration will be deflected, as we revisit Watergate. Any comparisons to be made will show that Watergate, committed by that evil Republican, Nixon, was far worse than anything which may have happened during the administration of Obama.

So, we had gay marriage week. Now we’re going to have Watergate week. I wonder what’s next????


18 posted on 06/10/2012 6:56:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Shadow44
The book, Silent Coup explains that John Dean set up the break in. He figured there was a prostitution ring that the Democrats were using back then. That little weasel got away with it, too :(
19 posted on 06/10/2012 6:57:30 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: aposiopetic

Not working, Obama.

You can’t use Nixon.

Try something else.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT by altura
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Spin City. This coming from the Apologists for the Demonrats, the party of every big city corrupt machine, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, and now the protectors of voter fraud nationwide, Obama, Holder and the rest of the crooks. Oh W&B you’re just such good people, just like the phony do-gooders on the
Watergate committees. Remember those holier-than-thou speeches and hearings?


21 posted on 06/10/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

I just got done decoding the last Debbie Whatshername Sergeant Schultz interview on PMSNBC. Here is what I came up with. I don’t think it’s a Cook Book, but it’s close enough for Government Work.

RED - ALERT (STOP) DIVERT - ATTENTION - AWAY - FROM - THE - OBAMA - ADMINISTRATION - AT - ALL - COSTS (STOP) MAN - YOUR - PROPOGANDA - STATIONS (STOP) THAT - IS - ALL.


22 posted on 06/10/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

I just got done decoding the last Debbie Whatshername Sergeant Schultz interview on PMSNBC. Here is what I came up with. I don’t think it’s a Cook Book, but it’s close enough for Government Work.

RED - ALERT (STOP) DIVERT - ATTENTION - AWAY - FROM - THE - OBAMA - ADMINISTRATION - AT - ALL - COSTS (STOP) MAN - YOUR - PROPOGANDA - STATIONS (STOP) THAT - IS - ALL.


23 posted on 06/10/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Yes, this is what passes for journ “O” lism today. Going back to Nixon, but avoiding any investigative journalism efforts with the current admin.


24 posted on 06/10/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
So. Why bring it up?...

Pure cover-up for obama.

25 posted on 06/10/2012 7:06:48 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Woodward and Bernstein's fame is mainly based on information spoon-fed to them by "Deep Throat", who turned out to be nothing more than a petty little bureaucrat who was p*ssed off because he didn't get the promotion which he thought he deserved.

Millions of innocent Indo-Chinese ended up being butchered at the hands of the Communists all because one worthless little bureaucrat thought revenge (and his career) was more important than national security. Woodward and Bernstein were merely his tools to accomplish that revenge.

26 posted on 06/10/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Next up in the litany of overwrought CommieJournalist propaganda:

1) Iran-Contra

2) Dan Qayles “potatoe”

3) Halliburton anything.


27 posted on 06/10/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Schieffer’s comments are really ironic: “Why would anyone break into a political headquarters? What secrets could possibly be found there? That’s where you kept the yard signs and such. ... Why would anyone—especially anyone as far ahead in the polls as Nixon was at that point—break in to a campaign headquarters?”

These questions were never answered in the media and probably never even asked. The reason for the break-in was that the Dems were suspected of running a prostitution ring for political purposes. Of course, since Nixon was the target, nobody in the press ever pursued that end of the story even though Schieffer claims it was the first thing to cross his mind.


28 posted on 06/10/2012 7:10:22 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Baynative

Mark Felt self-identified himself as “Deep Throat” shortly before he died, perhaps his last chance for 15 minutes of fame at a time nobody cared. See my link in post #26.


29 posted on 06/10/2012 7:11:36 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Nixon committed the unforgivable crime of beating McGovern in a nationwide landslide. No one in the MSM voted for Nixon or knew anyone who had. Clearly, Nixon had to be punished.


30 posted on 06/10/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

If the news is Watergate!

Then this must be an election year!


31 posted on 06/10/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

If the Obama administration were doing the same things Nixon did (and they probably are, or worse), FReepers would be demanding their hides.

And rightly so.

Crimes are crimes, and wrong is wrong. I can’t understand those who are so blindly partisan that they are unable to admit what Nixon and his cronies did. It’s ridiculous to brush off his malfeasance by saying everyone does it. That doesn’t work as a teenager’s futile argument, and it certainly doesn’t work when applied to events of this magnitude.

May the crooked and evil Obama administration be brought to justice as was a crooked and evil administration 40 years ago.

(Wow. Has it really been that long?)


32 posted on 06/10/2012 7:16:49 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Where was Obama and how many doobies had he smoked by the time Woodward and Bernstein first reported on Watergate?


33 posted on 06/10/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

My take on it is that Woodstein is angling for Part II of the Hollywood epic while the actors who had played them in Part I are still breathing.


34 posted on 06/10/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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feh...
35 posted on 06/10/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

This must be their ‘we are still relevant’ plea before they wink off into boomer retirement obscurity. Oh well, they’ll still get gigs on NPR once every ten years.


36 posted on 06/10/2012 7:23:35 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

i laugh at them because they keep raking in the dollars pandering to aging leftists and their hatred for Nixon while the man responsible, Mark Felt, who was living in a converted garage in his daughter’s house, was derided by the two for “trying to make money” off his role in Watergate by penning a book 30+ years after the fact


37 posted on 06/10/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Prezactly!


38 posted on 06/10/2012 7:35:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Stepan12

Here is an excerpt from the book “Hired Gun” by veteran political strategist Alex Ray:

[That conversation was between Severin [Beliveau] and me. As Chairman of the Democrat State Chairmen, Beliveau shared an office and telephone with Spencer Oliver at the DNC headquarters. It was Oliver’s phone that was bugged and it was our conversation that made it into the Watergate tapes.

Confused at the close relationship between the party chairmen, I asked naively why we were having lunch together on my first day n the job. Beliveau said it was to “lay down the rules” because I came from a state where politics were quite a bit nastier.

“What rules?” I asked.

“We do things a little differently here in Maine”, he said. “If you go to a woman’s apartment and see one of us leaving [Beliveau & Anthony Buxton], just smile and say hello. We share our women in Maine”.

That proved to be true and years later even made it into a book about Watergate by Pulitzer prize winner J. Anthony Lucas of the New York Times. In his book about the scandal, Lucas wrote about a tape he had heard from the Republican bugging of the DNC in which two men from Maine were discussing the women with whom they slept. That conversation was between Severin and me.]

In 1972 Bill Clinton was chairman of Texans for McGovern and was in contact with R Spencer Oliver during Texas Democratic state convention in June 1972. Has anyone ever explored the incredibly obvious question about whether Clnton was a client of the Watergate callgirl ring, using campaign money to buy hookers??

Clinton’s aide in the McGovern campaign was Taylor Branch who ghost-wrote John Dean’s book Blind Ambition. Taylor Branch currently is the very well paid director of the “Clinton Oral History Project”—believe it or not.

Severin Beliveau’s son Emmett is Obama’s chief advance man.


39 posted on 06/10/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by Moorka
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To: Vigilanteman

I still don’t buy it.


40 posted on 06/10/2012 8:22:14 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Jedidah
If the Obama administration were doing the same things Nixon did (and they probably are, or worse), FReepers would be demanding their hides.

He is and you are comparing an actual current president running for reelection to one back in history.

Forty years of pretending that Watergate is breaking news and that Nixon is the most evil president in American history and using it to run cover for Carter, Clinton, and Obama, is enough.

41 posted on 06/10/2012 8:27:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Baynative

You are free to your opinion. But Felt’s lawyer confirmed it and so did Woodward and Bernstein.


42 posted on 06/10/2012 8:35:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FortWorthPatriot; All
distract..
more distractions..
and still more distractions..

43 posted on 06/10/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: ansel12

Silly.

It’s history, and you’d do well to learn from it. Our society is woefully ignorant of it, and I’m not just talking about Watergate.

Sadly, history tends to repeat itself. We don’t absorb its lessons. As wise Solomon said, “What has been will be again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

Looking at the malfeasance in today’s White House, seems remembering Watergate is entirely appropriate.


44 posted on 06/10/2012 8:45:41 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: FortWorthPatriot
So is this some kind of cover for the recent revelations that Ben Bradlee having doubts about the methods used by Woodward & Bernstein?

Something about getting info from a Grand Jury member when that is plainly illegal?

45 posted on 06/10/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT by what's up
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To: FortWorthPatriot

As God is my witness, I thought Carl Bernstein was dead!


46 posted on 06/10/2012 9:10:22 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jedidah

Silly.

I lived through the history, I don’t want to see it treated as breaking news and America’s only Presidential scandal during every election cycle of my life.

You really shouldn’t depend on the Washington Post for your “history”.


47 posted on 06/10/2012 9:13:12 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Nobody is treating the Post article as “breaking news” except perhaps the FReeper who posted it. Did you go to the link and read the full article? It’s just a retrospective with material added from declassified Oval Office transcripts.

I lived through Watergate, too. An oldster now, I watched it unfold for two years as a young adult — naive, patriotic, and fascinated by politics. Shameful days then, like shameful things happening now.

It’s not good to forget, and it’s not good when we look only at our lifetimes for knowledge. There are lessons to be learned from the empires and failures of the past, both centuries ago and just 40 years ago.

Hoping for another purge this year.


48 posted on 06/10/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

Who can forget, we are drenched in the story over and over and over.

If you have a bad memory then keep reading the breaking news stories and “retrospectives”, I have been sick of it for decades.

Once in the long distant past it was news but now it is just another constant news loop of the left used mostly during election years.

It is what they use to smear republicans and to keep from having to report on democrat administrations and the Reagan years and bringing down the soviet Union and so on.


49 posted on 06/10/2012 9:47:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

If they really wanted to do some JOURNALISM they would rank the corruption in JFK’s, LBJ’s, Nixon’s, Clinton’s, and Obama’s administrations before they even bothered bringing Reagan and Bush/Bush into the discussion.


50 posted on 06/10/2012 9:49:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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