June 17th is the Anniversary of the 1972 break in of the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein from the Washington Post spearheaded the investigation of this break in. Through series of investigative journalism the Watergate Scandal became a National Scandal. And it ultimately led to the resignation of our 37th President Richard M. Nixon.
So check out some great Woodward and Bernstein quotes as the journalists who broke this incredible story.
1. "Our news organizations and our reporters should be going after the best obtainable truth, not the sensational, on-the-surface truth ... But instead of going after the truth, we look through the lens of how much it will cost and of those who would like us not to tell the truth." ~Carl Bernstein
2. "It makes it much more real. You have this sense that it does involve you, that it's relevant to your life." ~Bob Woodward
3. "The lowest form of popular culture -- lack of information, misinformation, misinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives -- has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage." ~Carl Bernstein
4. "The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal. His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg." ~Bob Woodward
5. "Beyond this, I can only give you my personal assurance that our sole motivation in working on 'The Final Days' was to report the truth: neither money nor any preconceived disposition regarding Mr. Nixon was a factor in our reporting." ~Carl Bernstein
6. "I explained in detail that I was trying to protect my sources. That's job No. 1 in a case like this, ... I hunkered down. I'm in the habit of keeping secrets. I didn't want anything out there that was going to get me subpoenaed." ~Bob Woodward
7. "The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing." ~Carl Bernstein
8. "It is, in a sense, the story of his presidency. This is the decision he made, he made it all alone. There was no committee vote." ~Bob Woodward
9. "The best obtainable version of the truth. It's a simple concept, but difficult to do." ~Carl Bernstein
10. "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." ~Bob Woodward
In today's society, journalistic integrity is key in our information gathering. We only make informed decisions when the information is truthfully reported. So be thankful for journalists like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. And hope you are inspired to seek the truth with these Woodward and Bernstein quotes on this anniversary of the Watergate Scandal.
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