Tuesday, April 06, 2010

All the President's Men Again, this time covering up the global warming scandal. In 2010, media silence is aided by corrupt politicians.

The mere fact that big news outlets chose to avoid the topic almost made the Washington Post drop the Watergate story.


Scott, Foreign Editor: It's a dangerous story for this paper.
Ben Bradlee
: How dangerous?
Scott, Foreign Editor
: Well, it's not that we're using nameless sources that bothers me. Or that everything we print, the White House denies. Or that
Howard Simons: What then?
When did the Washington Post suddenly get the monopoly on wisdom? Why would the republicans do it? McGovern's self-destructed just like Humphries, Muskie, the bunch of them. I don't believe this story. It doesn't make sense."
  • from The American Chef blog, 1/19/09, photo above from Poynter.org

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