Belles Lettres

From Romenesko:

From TERRY CARTER: What Woodward and Bernstein did is history. How Woodward and Bernstein did it – with the guidance and help of a trusted anonymous source – is history. No one should think for a moment that it could happen in these times. Any publication that tried would be hounded off the trail. Please note that it was 17 days after the Sunday Times published the “Downing Street Memo” on May 1 that our newspaper of political record, The Washington Post, finally wrote about it – on page A18. Ben Bradlee must be rolling over in his, uh, barcalounger.

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