Watergate — 40th Anniversary

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Go to The Washington Post for a comprehensive retrospective of investigative journalism’s finest hour. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein once again share a byline for their unique take on the legacy — “Nixon was far worse than we thought.” Tonight, Monday at 6:15pm, Woodward and Bernstein, along with many other Watergate figures, will speak at a ‘Washington Post Live’ forum (watch it streamed live here).

This will give you just enough time for a Watergate double-feature. First watch “All the President’s Men” with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, of course. Then click here and watch the under-appreciated 1999 satire, “Dick,” a New York Times ‘Critics Pick’ starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams.

. . . an uproariously dizzy satire that reduces the Watergate scandal into a goofy Nancy Drew caper for starry-eyed teeny-boppers . . . Mr. Woodward (Will Ferrell) and Mr. Bernstein (Bruce McCulloch) . . . are portrayed as a ludicrous journalistic dog-and-pony show; one is puffed up and stuffy, the other a pudgy, competitive little creep who tries to steal his colleague’s information.

The cast is everybody fanastic. But in all seriousness, we need newspapers!!!! Our democracy depends on it.

3 thoughts on “Watergate — 40th Anniversary”

  1. Why do people harp on newspapers as some paragon of democracy? They’re not. This isn’t the 19th century, newspapers are dead.

    They’re big corporate owned mouthpieces that can direct coverage based on the whims of the market, not of their readers. When was the last time someone from the projo asked for your opinion or asked what you wanted to see covered? How is a bunch of random writers covering an area of millions democratic? The idea that papers are democratic is laughable and archaic, especially when you have so much information available from other sources.

    I haven’t missed newspapers as NPR does a much better job of informing me. It is a more democratic model as users who care for more can contribute and experience an enhanced product as a result.

  2. The movie is “All the President’s Men” …. NOT “All the King’s Men”

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