Bob Woodward

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    A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government.
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    After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes.
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    Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point.
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    Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet for calls and information and suggestions.
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    Certain political figures think when you call them and ask them for a comment; that you are somehow doing something that you shouldn't be doing.
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    Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him.
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    Clinton... believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives.
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    Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us.
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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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    Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.
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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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    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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    If so, our posture would be as follows: we published the story and said it was true, but now we are going to nominate it for a Pulitzer — now that's serious business.
    Source: Post Reporters Pulitzer Prize Is Withdrawn; Pulitzer Board Withdraws Post Reporters Prize (19 April 1981)
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    If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about whether the media's too soft or too hard, about 999 would say too hard.
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    In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
    Source: Woodward and Bernstein. The Final Days, chapter 14 (1976)
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