Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Watergate: the world stops. Benghazi: business as usual?

  • 1976: Hollywood releases All the President's Men, an Academy Award-winning political thriller, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal (1972) for the Washington Post.
  • 2013: Woodward's two books on the Obama administration, Obama's Wars (2011) and The Price of Politics (2012), though scathing, have elicited no Hollywood film contracts, and the media complicity since Benghazi-gate, on every honest assessment, has been mind-numbing.
[Hat tip to A.S.]


Sheldon said...

Today, apparently we will find out whether this holding pattern in ignoring the scandal of Benghazi will break or not.

Sheldon said...

I found it ludicrous how the leftist media attempted to distance itself from Woodward's latest exposé Obama's childish "negotiation" behavior behind closed doors by criticizing Woodward for having "gone off the edge," etc. Woodward has not changed at all. He had been critical of political malfeasance wherever he has confronted it, whether in the Nixton White House or the Bush administration, or Obama's. It is the media that has "gone off the edge."

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

What amazes me most is Bob Woodward's uncanny resemblance to Robert Redford.