The Inside Stories of Political Scandals

The Inside Stories of Political Scandals: How Investigative Reporters Have Changed the Course of American History by Woody Klein

PN 4888 .P6 K57 2010

“When the burglars were caught breaking into the Watergate complex in June of 1972, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post quickly connected the dots and realized it could mean the impeachment or resignation of the president.  It took them almost two years to prove it, and it served as testament to the determination of these investigative journalists.

On numerous occasions, the dogged efforts of investigative journalists have led to a dissemination of information that had a direct effect on the course of American history – the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Watergate scandal, “Monicagate” of the Clinton administration, and the Enron accounting scandal.

The Inside Stories of Modern Political Scandals: How Investigative Reporters Have Changed the Course of American History features in-depth interviews with all living journalists responsible for revealing major political scandals involving the White House, including Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters responsible for bringing the Watergate scandal to light.  The author presents a fascinating view into the “story behind the story” regarding the 10 most momentous, modern-day political scandals in America.  Containing both anecdotes from the investigative reports involved and specific examples from published articles, this text reveals the specific methods used by these award-winning journalists to successfully pursue their stories and earn their titles as watchdogs of our government, our military, and big business.” – publisher description

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