As Watergate started to unfold, Nixon was dragged into the scandal kicking and screaming which ultimately resulted in his resignation. Two reporters for the Washington post were chief to the Watergate investigations: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward (who both went down in journalistic history for their amazing coverage).
In most of the coverage I followed from the Washington Post, the stories didn’t include a lot of quotes from outside sources, or opinions but included things that were said by Nixon himself. I don’t think that it was to tread lightly because of the gravity of the situation but rather to let the reader draw his or her own conclusions about what was happening. Journalist reported in a way of using all the facts and piles and piles of information and delivered it written form so even the simplest reader could understand. In the Articles I read Journalist didn’t need to anything more then the facts, because it was such a great story on it’s on as with any other presidential scandal. It wasn’t necessary to fill out the articles with what whoever has to say the evidence was stacked against Nixon and so all that was left was to uncover all buried information and let things fall where they may.
Watergate made for exceptional news. Right in the thick of it all, this scandal had it all, a crook for a president with a crooked cabinet. Spies, phone taps a mysterious informer the papers dubbed Deep Throat and no non-sense journalists tracking all who were involved,
every trial, every hearing or TV appearance, their pens waiting for any slip ups, and this made a gripping story on a massive scale. This type of investigative reporting has such a pull for me. Journalists have such a profound calling to find the truth and no matter what it’s buried under the truth on out the tip of a pen.
Sources:Lewis, Alfred E. "5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Office Here." Washington Post 18 June 1977: A-01.
Bernstein, Carl , and Bob Woodward. "FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats." Washington Post 0 (1972): A-01. The Watergate story. Washington Post. 20 Apr. 2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/politics/specials/watergate/articles/.Bernstein, Carl , and Bob Woodward. "FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats." Washington Post 0 (1972): A-01. The Watergate story. Washington Post. 20 Apr. 2009