All The President 's Men By Bob Woodward And Carl Bernstein

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All The President 's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein tells the story behind the Watergate scandal. It all started with a burglary at the Democratic headquarters, but proved to be something much more complex. This story tells how two reporters worked with sources to uncover deceit in the highest levels of government.
On June 17, 1972, Woodward was asked to cover a story for his job at the "Washington Post." There had been a burglary at the Watergate hotel. When he arrived at the newsroom, he discovered that this wasn 't an ordinary burglary, and he wasn 't the only one reporting on it. The burglars had broken into the headquarters of the Democratic national committee in the Watergate office-apartment-hotel-complex. Bernstein had the same assignment. The two men had no appreciation for each other.
At the trial, Woodward realized that there might be more to the story. Bernstein did some research of his own while he was taking a few days off of work. He interviewed others and observed that the White House wasn 't the well-oiled machine it came across as being. Some viewed the President 's men with scorn.
On June 22, President Nixon publicly stated that the White House had no involvement with the particular incident, Watergate. The reporters, now working together, noticed that he used the words "this particular incident."
Powerful men resigned from their jobs, and Bernstein and Woodward learned about a secret fund used to undermine Democratic political campaigns using…
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