Roger L. Simon

The Watergate Snore

The Washington Post – understandably; it was their moment in the sun – has “The Deep Throat Story” all over the front page of its website this morning, yet I somehow cannot bring myself to read much of it. Even though the Woodward/Bernstein investigation was a signal event of my generation, it seems distant now, from an entirely different era of journalism… from a time when citizens had to sit back and wait for the truth to be revealed to us and had little input into its accuracy (or opportunity to investigate for ourselves and share the results). Sounds almost quaint, doesn’t it?

UPDATE: Now this is a story that relegates the courage of Woodward and Bernstein to another category.