One of the most heinous political scandals the world ever witnessed, the watergate scandal, which rocked the united states in 1970s, was a lesson for the political fraternity across the globe. A major political scandal that occurred in the united states in the 1970s as a result of the june 17, 1972 break-in at the democratic national committee (dnc) headquarters at the watergate office complex in washington, dc, and president richard nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of the break-in. - the watergate scandal watergate is a hotel in washington dc where the democratic national committee held their campaign headquarters the current president at the time was richard m nixon, who was involved in the scandal himself and which lead to the cause of his resignation. Initial investigations of watergate were heavily influenced by the media, particularly the work of two reporters from the washington post, bob woodward and carl bernstein, along with their mysterious informant, deep throat.
The watergate scandal (1972-1974) (or just watergate) was anamerican political scandal and constitutional crisis that led tothe resignation of president richard nixon. Writing for the washington post, the all the president’s men actor says donald trump has taken richard nixon’s attacks on journalism to ‘new and dangerous heights. Working for the washington post, the two men slowly connected the burglary and other political crimes to the re-election campaign of president richard nixon they won a pulitzer for their.
A burglary at a washington office complex called the watergate in june 1972 grew into a wide-ranging political scandal that culminated in the resignation of president richard nixon two years later. Sunday is the 40th anniversary of the burglary of a democratic campaign office building in washington dc’s watergate complex, which turned out to be the first piece of a saga that brought down a president and changed the way americans thought about both their government and journalism’s role in society. Name date all the president’s men virtual tour bob woodward and carl bernstein were not the only washington post writers to report the break-in of the offices of the democratic national committee in the watergate office complex and subsequent stories. The much lesser-known house hearings on watergate located a 1973 cia memo disclosing that bennett “has been feeding stories to bob woodward of the washington post with the understanding that.
Bob woodward and carl bernstein, the famed journalists whose reporting earned the washington post a pulitzer prize, say peter landesman’s film overstates the importance of felt in untangling. Other newspapers played important roles in reporting watergate the post had a critical role in breaking the scandal, especially with scoops from a source called deep throat, but the new york times , the los angeles times and newsday had scoops, too. Humanity 2008 3 the lasting effect all the president’s men has had on public understanding of the watergate scandal goes beyond the immediate impact that it had at the time of its release.
Washington post resources and suggested activities for a study of the watergate story, from break-in to resignation are included in this guide as well as executive privilege, this is the story of a balance of powers, investigative reporting and media as watch dog, constitutional duties and first amendment rights. A clear example of journalists fulfilling this responsibility, albeit in a way that pushed the boundaries of journalism ethics, is the work of washington post reporters bob woodward and carl bernstein exposing the watergate scandal in 1972 and 1973 though few would dispute the importance of their reporting, the pair at times engaged in tactics. The watergate scandal watergate is the popular name for the political scandal and constitutional crisis that began with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the democratic national committee headquarters at the watergate office in washington dc on the night of june 17, 1972.
The watergate scandal may have been rooted in richard nixon’s alleged efforts to sabotage the 1968 paris peace talks, but this story has never fully been told – partly because the washington. Second, the importance of good, old fashioned journalism, including working the pavement, checking information, finding corroborating sources, and searching for new leads, was the major reason that the scandal was discovered, and the justice system ultimately prevailed. Create a timeline of the major events in the watergate scandal, including a short description of each event’s importance begin your research with “the washington post” online watergate archive. The watergate scandal former us attorney general john n mitchell, who was on trial for conspiracy in the watergate scandal, reads a front page headline, indict 6 nixon plumbers, on march 7, 1973.
Deep throat is the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information in 1972 to bob woodward, who shared it with carl bernsteinwoodward and bernstein were reporters for the washington post, and deep throat provided key details about the involvement of us president richard nixon's administration in what came to be known as the watergate scandal. The watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the united states during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the democratic national committee (dnc) headquarters at the watergate office complex in washington, dc on june 17, 1972, and president richard nixon's administration's subsequent attempt to cover. The washington post, morning daily newspaper published in washington, dc, the dominant newspaper in the us capital and usually counted as one of the greatest newspapers in that country the post was established in 1877 as a four-page organ of the democratic party. On the 40th anniversary of the watergate break-in, prof w joseph campbell looks at five enduring myths about the washington post's role in nixon's eventual downfall.