Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watergate: The last hurrah

The fortieth anniversary of the break-in lets Woodstein and the WaPo take another victory lap. The rest of the MSM decides to play along. Everybody parties like it's 1975.

Watergate at 40: A legacy of courage

When I left the Washington Post’s gala celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate story on Monday night, I had mixed emotions.

I felt great pride in what reporter Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein had accomplished in the early 1970s — helping to bring down a corrupt president, Richard Nixon — but I felt puny by comparison.

Watergate Remembered Four Decades Later at Washington Post Party

It was a cultural event, a class reunion, a celebration—not just of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, but of journalism itself, of that brief moment when newspapering was hailed as a noble profession.

No one has the bad taste to bring up the questions raised in the new books by Max Holland or Jeff Himmelman.

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