In the Journalism Version of a Simon and Garfunkel Reunion, Woodward and Bernstein Reunite

May 1, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Veteran journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the former Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, got back together on stage at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Saturday night — an event that The New York Post says “was like a Simon and Garfunkel reunion.”

“Famously portrayed by Dustin Hoffman (Bernstein) and Robert Redford (Woodward) in the 1976 movie classic ‘All the President’s Men,’ the pair are far from best buddies and though they did not sit together on the dais, it appears some ice has thawed,” The Post reports. “Speaking to the crowd of around 2,000 reporters at the Washington Hilton — where President Trump was not among them — they talked about what they had learned from each other during their long stint reporting together in the Seventies.

“Woodward noted how Bernstein had taught him about the importance of being ‘very aggressive,’ and recalled how Bernstein had clambered aboard a full cab with the Watergate burglars’ lawyers to get information and borrowed $20 from Woodward, which he did not return.”

Poynter posted a transcript of the journalists’ comments, which you can read by clicking here.

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  1. We need people like them, now more than ever before. But what do we get instead? Inside Edition….

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