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  • THE CIA AND THE MEDIA [old Carl Bernstein article from Rolling Stone, 1977]

    02/18/2017 2:49:45 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 6 replies from Rolling Stone ^ | Oct 20, 1977 | Carl Bernstein
    After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below. THE CIA AND THE MEDIA How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up
  • Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Media Attacks ‘More Treacherous’ than Nixon’s

    02/19/2017 3:39:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just when you thought the MSM might be running out of hyperbole about President Trump’s criticism of the media, along comes Carl Bernstein . . . On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Bernstein unleashed a torrent of accusations about the president. Lowlights: Trump’s attacks on the media “more treacherous” than Nixon’s. Apophasis alert: “I’m not about to say anything comparing Hitler and Trump”, but Hitler and Stalin also used the phrase “enemy of the people” about the media. Trump is “leading a demagogic attack on the institutions of free democracy.” “This is a terrible time we’re living in.” View the video...
  • 'NYT' reporter Jacob Bernstein 'takes ownership' of 'stupid' Melania remark

    02/15/2017 5:25:35 AM PST · by Hadean · 34 replies
    USA Today ^ | 02/15/17 | Maria Puente
    The New York Times features reporter reprimanded by his editors for referring to first lady Melania Trump as a "hooker," took to Twitter Tuesday to out himself, take responsibility for his mistake and apologize for his "stupid" remark. "I want to take ownership of a mistake I made," Jacob Bernstein said in the first of four tweets. Bernstein, 38, is the son of legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein and his second wife, the late journalist-turned-Hollywood filmmaker/screenwriter, Nora Ephron. He said his editors made it clear that this was not in keeping with Times standards, "and I agree." He concluded by apologizing "profusely."...
  • It was me: Sworn Trump enemy John McCain admits HE handed smear dossier to FBI

    01/11/2017 8:40:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11,2017 | By DARREN BOYLE
    Arizona Senator who disowned Trump before election admits he handed document outlining claims of Kremlin blackmail to FBI Brief statement claims that he received it and gave it directly to FBI Director James Comey because he was 'unable to make judgment about accuracy' But Washington reporter Carl Bernstein says former British ambassador to Moscow handed it to McCain Ambassador has not been named - and author of report also gave to FBI agent he knew at its station in Rome months ago Report was apparently paid for first BY Republican enemies of Trump then by Democrats Sworn Donald Trump enemy...
  • Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value?

    12/15/2016 6:34:49 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 45 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 25th 2016 | James Carden
    In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bernstein found that in “many instances” CIA documents revealed that “journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.” Fast-forward to December 2016, and one can see that there isn’t much need for a covert government program these days.
  • Watergate's Carl Bernstein: FBI Wouldn't Reopen A Probe Unless It Is "A Real Bombshell"

    10/28/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 85 replies ^ | Oct 28, 2016
    In the aftermath of the so-called Cocktober surprise unveiled this afternoon by the FBI when the bureau announced it was reopening a probe into Hillary Clinton's email server because "new evidence has come to light" after "materials" were found on equipment belonging to Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, the question on everyone's lips - and certainly Hillary Clinton's and most democrats - is why did the FBI do this now, 11 days before the election, in a way that did not even coordinate with the White House? One opinion belongs to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, who just days after his...
  • Bernstein: FBI Would Not Reopen Case Unless New Evidence Was "A Real Bombshell"

    10/28/2016 1:41:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 178 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/28/2016 | Tim Hains
    CARL BERNSTEIN: Well, there's no question that the e-mails have always been the greatest threat to her candidacy for president, that her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and if there was going to be more information that came out, it was the one thing, as I said on the air last night, actually that could really perhaps affect this election. We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to...
  • Carl Bernstein: Drudge "An Influence Unequalled," Large Measure Of Why Trump Is The Nominee

    07/20/2016 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Carl Bernstein talks the power of the Drudge Report and the influence the eponymous editor had in the Republican primary race during a CNN panel discussion about Roger Ailes and the future of FOX News. Bernstein said FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge and called the website "an influence unequalled." "One of the interesting things we've seen in this campaign is, FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge," the legendary journalist said Wednesday on CNN. "Drudge is really great new factor in this election in terms of media. He is -- Drudge, that site has...
  • Bernstein Sounds the Culture War Alarm

    07/19/2016 5:42:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I just got a sound bite here from Carl Bernstein, famous for being a part of Woodward and Bernstein, who are accredited and acclaimed for destroying Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein was on CNN's Newsroom this afternoon with Brooke Baldwin, and they were talking about the first night of the Republican convention. Now, Bernstein is a connected leftist. I mean, he's a joke to many of us, but to them, this guy is the Guru. I mean, he goes way, way back, and his take on things is seen as representative of what the deep, dark left...
  • (From Feb 2016) Carl Bernstein slams Hillary Clinton: Stop blaming ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ (tr)

    04/24/2016 9:18:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    WashTimes ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Carl Bernstein, the famed investigative reporter who worked alongside Bob Woodward in breaking the 1970s Watergate scandal, has criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for blaming her presidential campaign troubles on the “vast right-wing conspiracy” that has supposedly existed since her husband’s presidency. “I think she has to acknowledge she’s made some terrible misjudgments and errors, particularly on the server,” Mr. Bernstein, 71, said Wednesday on CNN, The Daily Caller reported. “Look, the vast right-wing conspiracy didn’t put the server in her damn closet. She’s going to have to get by this thing, and she’s going to have to...
  • Carl Bernstein: Trump Is An Authoritarian,Biogot,And American Neo-Fascist

    03/13/2016 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies ^ | March 13, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” journalist Carl Bernstein said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was a”neo-fascist” who is appealing to “nativism,” “racism” and “bigotry.”
  • Carl Bernstein: GOPe Wants Paul Ryan In a Brokered Convention/Multi Ballot Situation

    03/02/2016 3:04:33 PM PST · by drewh · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2016
    no link, Carl said he's heard that GOP establishment types will try and convince the speaker to submit his name on a 2nd ballot at the convention
  • Bernstein Finds White House 'Terrified' Clinton 'Blowing Up Own Campaign,' Invokes Nixon

    02/07/2016 1:26:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | February 6, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Saturday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein declared that, after spending time talking to the White House about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman-Sachs, that they are "horrified" that Clinton is "blowing up her own campaign," and invoked President Richard Nixon's tapes as possibly comparable to the transcripts of her speeches. As he described apparent panic at the White House, Bernstein used words and phrases like "terrified," "dumbfounded," "tied up in knots," and "beside themselves" to describe reaction to Clinton's "unfathomable" behavior that "has endangered President Obama's legacy." Bernstein: Obama White...
  • Why does Woodward give this president a pass?

    10/20/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 29 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/21 | peter lucas
    The late President Richard Nixon may not have been good for the country, but he's certainly been good for Bob Woodward. Woodward is the famous Washington Post reporter who, along with Carl Bernstein, broke the scandalous Watergate break-in and cover-up story 40 years ago that eventually led to Nixon's resignation.
  • Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will ‘Murder’ Benghazi Committee

    10/18/2015 2:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | October 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clinton’s testimony and insisted the Democrat will “murder them because it has been a witch hunt. It has been partisan. It's great opportunity for her.” Bernstein also praised Clinton’s debate performance as “her greatest moment in this campaign which has been a disaster for her up until the debate” but ultimately admitted “I don't think that a reset button was successfully hit. We're still back to these basic questions about her truthfulness about the server, the foundation, about the FBI investigation.”
  • Scarborough, Dean Squabble Over Dems Moving Left: You Spout That 'Carl Bernstein Nonsense'

    12/09/2013 6:54:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got testy between Joe Scarborough and Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe over the issue of the Dem party moving left. In a particularly unkind cut, Scarborough accused Dean of spouting "Carl Bernstein nonsense," while Dean tried to shut Scarborough down, bleating "blah, blah, blah." Adding spice to the mix, Mika Brzezinski made clear her great regard for lefty Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying she'd make a "formidable" presidential candidate. The fracas was detonated by a discussion of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a centrist Dem group called "The Third Way," which argued that following proposals from Warren and...
  • Carl Bernstein's Complaint: Media Too Fair To Republicans!

    10/08/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor Carl Bernstein: he's suffering a bad bout of MSM nostalgia. He longs for the good old media days when the news was dominated by the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the then three broadcast networks. They could slam Republicans with impunity, without any conservative media counterweight. In covering the shutdown, today's media culture, kvetches Carl, is just too darn fair and balanced in its treatment of those lying, McCarthyite Republicans. That's why President Obama and the congressional Dems' poll numbers are surprisingly bad. Such was Carl's complaint on today's Morning Joe. View the video...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • Andrea Mitchell: IRS, AP Scandals Among 'Most Outrageous Excesses I've Seen'

    05/14/2013 6:31:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama knows he's in trouble when Andrea Mitchell—Andrea Mitchell!—proclaims the IRS and AP scandals to be among "the most outrageous excesses I've seen" in all her years in journalism [which pre-date Watergate]. The strength of Mitchell's statement drew gasps from Scarborough and Brzezinski. Then Ron Fournier, former AP editor now with the National Journal, darkly described the White House being "consumed" if it turns out someone there or in the Obama campaign had been aware of the IRS targeting of conservative groups. It happened on Morning Joe today. But hey, President Obama still has his hangers-on. Take good old...
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.
  • Bernstein Blames 'Jewish' Neo-Cons For Persuading Bush On Iraq War

    04/26/2013 6:09:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Carl Bernstein claimed that because he's Jewish, he could accuse "Jewish" neo-cons of talking George W. Bush into starting an "insane" war against Iraq. Joe Scarborough wasn't so sure. Jewish neo-cons? The single most salient statement from the pre-war period was that by CIA Director George Tenet, who personally told President Bush that Saddam Hussein's possession of WMDs was a "slam dunk." So which temple does Tenet attend? What? He's Greek Orthodox? Never mind. Joe Scarborough offered a strong rebuttal to Bernstein's allegations. View the video here.
  • Where Are Today's Woodward and Bernstein?

    07/02/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    As we take time on July 4th to celebrate the liberty we cherish as American, it's important to recognize the critical role a free press plays in surfacing the truth "we the people" need to exercise our civic duty. All politicians promise transparency but the lure of retaining power is more likely to produce fog and spin than clarity and truth. A competent, assertive, and impartial press is as important today as it has been at any point in our history. To acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Watergate break-in and the critical role that the journalists Bob Woodward and Carl...
  • Nixon Emerges a Victor in ‘War on History’ Waged in the Wake of Watergate

    06/20/2012 5:35:22 PM PDT · by djone · 27 replies
    N.Y. SUN ^ | 6/14/2012 | CONRAD BLACk
    "Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein now claim, in a Washington Post piece, that President Nixon was “far worse than we thought,” and accuse him of conducting five “wars”: against the anti-war movement, on the media, against the Democrats... The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated. Neither in financing techniques nor in the gamesmanship with the other side was the Republican campaign of 1972 particularly unusual. And it was puritanical compared with what appears to have been the outright theft of the 1960 election for Kennedy over Nixon by Chicago’s Mayor Daley and Lyndon Johnson."
  • Bernstein: MSM Too Soft On GOP, Needs To Report Republican Economic Plan A 'Disaster'

    05/10/2011 5:14:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The MSM has been too soft on Republicans, too uncritical of Boehner & Co. The press needs to start reporting that the Republican plan for the economy would be a "disaster." Oh, and for good measure, Americans are racist. They don't care about the unemployed because they wrongly assume a disproportionate number of them are black and Hispanic. Yeah, that's the ticket . . . according to Carl Bernstein on Morning Joe today. View video here.
  • Bernstein: Ford's Nixon Pardon 'Right Thing To Do'

    03/09/2011 5:20:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just a minor historical footnote, but arguably an interesting one . . . A man whose Watergate reporting made his career and led to Richard Nixon's downfall has declared that Pres. Gerald Ford did the right thing in pardoning Nixon. Carl Bernstein made the--to me at least--surprising statement on today's Morning Joe, in the course of a discussion of Jeff Greenfield's new book about various what-ifs in history. View video here.
  • Swiping At Sarah As 'Ignorant', It's Bernstein Who Looks Befuddled

    01/18/2011 5:44:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging Dr. Ron Reagan, Jr. . . . On Morning Joe today, Carl Bernstein insisted Sarah Palin was "ignorant," but couldn't remember why. When pressed, he claimed she didn't know where Russia was. Oops. Bernstein began by denouncing Palin as a "demagogue." When Joe Scarborough asked him why he had written a column branding her as "ignorant" the day after McCain announced her as his running mate, Bernstein simply couldn't remember. At a loss for words, Carl claimed "she didn't know where the hell" Russia was on a map. Watch the video after the jump and note Mike Barnicle's mortified...
  • Carl Bernstein: McCain Committed An "Unpatriotic Act By Picking Sarah Palin"

    07/27/2009 10:09:24 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 48 replies · 1,393+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/27/09
    oh, the great wizard of smart Carl Bernstein on Morning Joe with his version of Palin Derangement Syndrome
  • Bernstein: Palin 'Ignorant Demagogue, Flake'

    07/27/2009 4:56:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 2,356+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Generations past and present of the Washington Post heaped abuse on Sarah Palin today. Appearing on Morning Joe, Carl Bernstein called Palin "ignorant," a "demagogue" and a "flake." Current WaPo editorialist Jonathan Capehart chimed in to second Bernstein's emotion "100%." Pat Buchanan stepped in to explain Palin's appeal. View video here.
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • Carl Bernstein: One of Worst Nights of 'Shopworn' Hillary's Life

    01/26/2008 7:41:27 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 107 replies · 20,612+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Carl Bernstein isn't just, on the basis of his Watergate-busting fame, a liberal icon. He's also a certified Hillary Clinton expert, having devoted years to researching and writing a definitive biography of her, A Woman in Charge. So his comments tonight on Hillary's graceless reaction to her stunning defeat at the hands of Barack Obama carry special weight, and are likely to reverberate through Dem circles. Here's Bernstein's brutal take, appearing on CNN . CARL BERNSTEIN: One of the worst nights of Hillary Clinton's life. She had a chance at the end of the evening to be magnanimous, to say...
  • Hsu What?

    09/01/2007 4:57:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 942+ views ^ | September 1, 2007 | Richard H. Collins
    Hillary Clinton is once again facing questions about inappropriate campaign contributions.  Anyone with knowledge of recent history is not shocked.  The Clinton’s have a long history of questionable campaign fundraising. Many, however, will once again try to paint this history as “old news” and as irrelevant to the current campaign.  But this pattern of behavior calls into question both her judgment and ethics and is directly relevant to her campaign for president.Carl Bernstein’s recent sympathetic Hillary biography gives some insight into how this pattern developed.  According to Bernstein, when her future husband Bill was running for Congress in 1974 he...
  • Hillary's other man [Vince Foster]

    06/05/2007 7:51:14 AM PDT · by jdm · 160 replies · 5,018+ views
    Times (U.K.) ^ | June 03, 2007 | Carl Bernstein
    Some people would later say that Vince Foster – tall, with impeccable manners and a formal mien – worshipped Hillary Clinton from the start, or that he had been awed by her from the time they met, or that he had never met a woman like her who was so whip-smart and almost sassy. What is unquestionable is that he and Hillary grew incredibly close. For the next 20 years the relationship would confound Foster’s wife (but not Bill Clinton), their colleagues at the Rose law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the White House, and women who had known...

    06/05/2007 4:39:24 AM PDT · by jla · 10 replies · 1,600+ views
    YouTube, ^ | June 4, 2007 | Mia T
    FROM CARL BERNSTEIN TO THE BROADDRICK RAPE: Connecting the DotsHILLARY CALLS NEW BOOKS 'CASH FOR REHASH.' (NOT SO FAST, MISSUS CLINTON.) by Mia T 6/04/2007 "There's not a sex act mentioned in the book. What is important is Hillary savaging the women." (Carl Bernstein)     Howard Wolfson doth protest too little. Yawn in tow--or is it a smirk?--the clinton flack is making the rounds trying to convince us that the two new hillary books about to hit the stores, "A Woman in Charge," by Carl Bernstein of 'Woodward and'/Watergate fame, and "Her Way," by former New York Times reporter...
  • MSM In No Rush to Reveal Hillary Flunked Bar Exam

    06/01/2007 8:09:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 143 replies · 4,659+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If George W. Bush had gone to law school and later flunked the bar exam, you can imagine that fact would have become a virtual part of his name in the MSM, as in "George Bush, who failed the bar exam, today criticized a law that . . ." But it came as news to me when Carl Bernstein mentioned on this morning's "Today" that Hillary flunked the Washington, DC bar exam back in the '70s. OK, I'm not the most knowledegable guy, and the fact of Hillary's failure is not news -- after years of hiding the embarrassment, she...

    04/29/2007 8:28:07 AM PDT · by freespirited · 40 replies · 1,600+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/29/06 | CATHY BURKE
    <p>Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has been given access to a trove of papers amassed by Hillary Rodham Clinton's best friend, which his publisher says will reveal a number of "discrepancies" in the New York presidential hopeful's official story.</p> <p>"Bernstein reaches conclusions that stand in opposition to what Sen. Clinton has said in the past and has written in the past," said Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for Knopf, which will publish Bernstein's book June 19.</p>
  • Carl Bernstein writes biography of Hillary Clinton

    04/23/2007 1:42:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies · 1,490+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 23, 2007
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward helped expose the Watergate scandal, has spent eight years researching the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton and will publish a 640-page biography of her in June, the publisher said on Monday. The book, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf, is called "A Woman in Charge: the Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton" and will have a first printing of 350,000 copies in the United States, a Knopf spokesman said. He added that the size of the first printing was very high indicating that Knopf expected the...
  • The Big Watergate Lie?

    11/29/2005 9:25:14 AM PST · by toaster · 9 replies · 1,512+ views
    Ephron threw this tidbit out about the first gate, Watergate, in her post: "Bob is not a liar. This isn’t to say that he hasn’t told a lie or two in the course of his life (there was a big whopper during the Deep Throat saga)." Ephron was once married to Woodward's Watergate reporting partner Carl Bernstein, so she may have good reason to know something here.
  • NYT: Sales Lag for Book on Deep Throat

    08/17/2005 6:26:53 AM PDT · by OESY · 61 replies · 1,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2005 | EDWARD WYATT
    It is the ultimate Washington story, told by the ultimate Washington chronicler. But in Washington and just about everywhere else, sales of "The Secret Man," Bob Woodward's story of the source known as Deep Throat, have been underwhelming. At Politics and Prose, a well-known independent bookstore in Washington, sales were "not very good, compared to expectations," said Mark LaFramboise, who ordered 400 copies of the book for the store. As of last week, Politics and Prose had sold "60-something," he said. "I expected it to be a blockbuster," he said. "I was wrong." At Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City,...
  • NYT: Newsrooms Seek Ways to Shield Identities - Reporters are asked to keep their notes with them.

    08/01/2005 6:12:20 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 501+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2005 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    ...[N]ews organizations are trying to outwit a new generation of prosecutors and protect reporters and sources in what they believe to be an increasingly antagonistic environment. In some instances, news executives are issuing guidelines to educate and retrain their staffs about taking precautions to protect their notes and other source materials from being sought as evidence in legal cases. Some are also looking at technological fixes like heightened encryption and e-mail messages that expire after a period of time.... Several news organizations had already begun clamping down on the use of anonymous sources and tightening the rules for when they...
  • Show Him the Money

    06/03/2005 8:19:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,062+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 4, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    I hope Mark Felt and his family get the big payoff they want, but they've already hurt their chances by ignoring his famous advice as Deep Throat. They didn't follow the money. They didn't appreciate how seriously we journalists take our ethical standards. We are bound by the sacred vow we make to our sources: if the information you give us turns out to be profitable, we will keep the money. Mr. Felt's family tried profiting from his revelation, but the news cartel held firm. People and Vanity Fair both rejected the family's overtures and held to their policy of...
  • Weird "Deep Throat" Theory--Bob Dole???

    02/04/2005 6:25:49 AM PST · by SmokeRing · 21 replies · 690+ views
    "Brave Sir Blogger" Blog ^ | Feb. 4, 2005 | Brave Sir Blogger
    When asked--yet again--about Deep Throat's identity yesterday in Austin, Bob Woodward replied: "When you know who it is, when that story's told, your reaction will be 'now I understand' (why the person wants anonymity). And so to answer that question would lead you down that trail, and that's something we're not anxious to do." Personally, after I first read All The President's Men, I came away with the impression that, if it had been a work of fiction, then--get this--the authors had written the character of Bob Dole in ways so as to subtly point to him as being Deep...
  • The Book(s) On Bush

    04/25/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT · by BerkeleyRight · 7 replies · 480+ views ^ | April 23, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    It is rare to have books exploring the legacy of a presidential administration still in its first term. It is rarer still to have the number of insider accounts that Americans have access to in 2004. “These books appear to be painting history before our eyes,” said Charlotte Abbott, news editor of Publishers Weekly. “No one in the industry of publishing can remember a time since Watergate when so many political books have come out and the public has been interested – and a lot of those Watergate titles came out after.” One of the reporters who first exposed Watergate,...

    09/18/2004 6:10:37 AM PDT · by Mia T · 30 replies · 4,765+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9.18.04 | Mia T
      RATHERGATE IS ANOTHER WATERGATE: The NexusSo where are the grand juries, special prosecutors + indictments, anyway? (HEY! Where are the calls for them?) by Mia T, 9.18.04 Bill Burkett, the former Texas National Guard officer who has been caught up in the mystery of how CBS News acquired memos that seem to question President Bush's Vietnam-era National Guard service, unsuccessfully offered information and advice to help the Kerry campaign attack Mr. Bush, according to a posting Mr. Burkett wrote in an e-mail newsletter. "I spent some time on the phone with the Kerry campaign seniors yesterday," Mr. Burkett...

    09/16/2004 11:10:48 AM PDT · by Mia T · 79 replies · 10,931+ views
    Hannity + Colmes, FoxNews | 9.16.04 | Mia T
        CARL BERNSTEIN: RATHERGATE MAY BE ANOTHER WATERGATE (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) NEW! NEW!   CLUELESS: O'REILLY AND PODHORETZ ON RATHERGATE THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTEDWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA 9.14.04 Dear Mr. O'Reilly, Contrary to your discussion tonight with John Podhoretz ("The O'Reilly Factor"-FoxNew), the authenticity of the Dan Rather memos is no longer open to debate. Irrefutable proof on multiple levels now exists that the memos are forgeries. Your problem seems to be that either you lack the technical expertise to evaluate the material... or you never examined the...
  • Hannity NOW with Pat Cadell, Carl Bernstein & Michael Reagan AND Killian's son!

    09/15/2004 5:56:50 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 357 replies · 14,836+ views
    09/15/04 | SE Mom
    THIS ought to be good...:)
  • Ex-Watergate writer laments 'idiot culture'

    03/19/2004 10:54:12 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 39 replies · 186+ views
    TBay Trib ^ | 3/19/04 | BRADY DENNIS
    TAMPA - Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein riffed Thursday night about President Bush, the Martha Stewart trial, the war in Iraq and his affection for Florida. But mostly he talked about an epidemic that troubles him deeply these days. He calls it "the triumph of idiot culture." Speaking to a crowd of about 200 at the Wyndham Westshore, he placed most of the blame on modern media outlets. Bernstein, the former Washington Post journalist who, along with fellow reporter Bob Woodward, unearthed the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, said much of today's news has deteriorated...
  • Carl Berstein Calls Bush Most Radical President of This Century [The whole 21st Century?]

    03/19/2004 5:41:05 AM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 35 replies · 220+ views
    By BRADY DENNIS, Times Staff Writer Published March 19, 2004 TAMPA - Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein riffed Thursday night about President Bush, the Martha Stewart trial, the war in Iraq and his affection for Florida. But mostly he talked about an epidemic that troubles him deeply these days. He calls it "the triumph of idiot culture." Speaking to a crowd of about 200 at the Wyndham Westshore, he placed most of the blame on modern media outlets. Bernstein, the former Washington Post journalist who, along with fellow reporter Bob Woodward, unearthed the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of...
  • Why the Wallowing in Watergate?

    06/18/2002 6:46:50 PM PDT · by GeneD · 15 replies · 381+ views ^ | 6/18/02 | Andrew Ferguson
    <p>Washington, June 18 (Bloomberg) -- The moderator at the National Press Club wanted to make it perfectly clear yesterday. His three guests were appearing reluctantly. ``This was our idea,'' he said, ``not theirs.''</p> <p>Ben Bradlee agreed. ``We don't really like to talk about it,'' he said.</p>
  • (Illinois) Students try to solve tricky mystery of 'Deep Throat'

    05/26/2002 12:08:24 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 23 replies · 736+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 26, 2002 | Chicago Tribune Staff
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