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Born: 1921-08-26
Profession: Editor
Nation: American
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If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be 'gotcha' journalism, but it's also good journalism.

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I give Cronkite a whole lot of credit.

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I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists who have excused Clinton's problems.

Tags: Clinton, Good, Problems

I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.

Tags: Believed, Himself, Proof

I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.

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It took us about a day and a half to find out what had gone wrong.

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Maybe some of today's papers have too many 'feel-good' features, but there is a lot of good news out there.

Tags: Good, Maybe, Today

The champagne was flowing like the Potomac in flood.

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The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.

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They cut about seven minutes from that broadcast, but it was still vital to the story's momentum.

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We made only one real mistake. And even then we were right.

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We were right about the slush fund. But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.

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You never monkey with the truth.

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Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.

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The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.

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The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us - in that their stories were right.

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There have been as many investigative reporters on this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as I can remember there were working on Watergate.

Tags: Problems, Remember, Working