Thursday, June 02, 2005

Eric is the Source for this Post

This Bob Woodward story on Deep Throat provides a behind-the-scenes account of how the most exceptional Washington story was researched and reported.

There has been lot of speculation in the blogosphere that in our current media climate the anonymous nature of the source of the Watergate story would have rendered it unpublishable, or at least called into question the source's motives.

Woodward states:
With a story as enticing, complex, competitive and fast-breaking as Watergate, there was little tendency or time to consider the motives of our sources. What was important was whether the information checked out and whether it was true.

The revelation of Deep Throat's identity has provoked a resurgence of Watergate discussion (and even some Nixon defenders) and provided new context for the current debate about the use of anonymous sources.
-- Eric

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Nixon defenders never left.

2nd greatest American President, dammit.

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Blogger poster said...

Aaaaaaannnnndddd--
The REAL anonymous is back.

4:23 PM  
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