Woodward and Bernstein: Watergate echoes loud in Donald Trump era | US news | The GuardianThe book — an account of chaos and mayhem within the Trump administration — has already made headlines. Woodward, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, knows a little something about reporting on a peculiar White House. With clipped prose, Woodward and Bernstein, then cub reporters at the Washington Post , recount the events that untangled the vast conspiracy behind the Watergate burglary, from a Saturday morning phone call to the shadowy Deep Throat to the scoop that spurred the downfall of a President. Published in , it remains a testament to the power of shoe-leather reporting — and is perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history. Though Fear was released on Tuesday, it has already been dismissed by President Trump. Write to Rachel E. Greenspan at rachel.
All the President's Men
All the President's Men is a non-fiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward , two of the journalists who investigated the first Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal for The Washington Post. The book chronicles the investigative reporting of Woodward and Bernstein from Woodward's initial report on the Watergate break-in through the resignations of H. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman , and the revelation of the Nixon tapes by Alexander Butterfield in It relates the events behind the major stories the duo wrote for the Post , naming some sources who had previously refused to be identified for their initial articles, notably Hugh Sloan. It also gives detailed accounts of Woodward's secret meetings with his source Deep Throat , whose identity was kept hidden for over 30 years. A film adaptation , produced by Robert Redford , starring Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively, was released in
A copy of the book was obtained, days before its official release, by the Washington Post, which reported on several of its most arresting details on Tuesday. Woodward has been a star reporter at the Post since and remains an associate editor. He is most famous for breaking the story of the Watergate scandal with his fellow Post reporter Carl Bernstein. The scandal prompted the resignation of Richard Nixon from the presidency in The White House was taking the threat of the forthcoming publication seriously enough to put out a statement about it on Tuesday.
Woodward and Bernstein: Watergate echoes loud in Donald Trump era
The book recounts their experiences as journalists covering the break-in on June 17, , at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D. The scandal ultimately involved several key members of the Republican Party and the administration of U., Sign in.