Bob Woodward

Journalist Bob Woodward

Robert Upshur “Bob” Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is now an associate editor of the Post. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein; the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal.
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Woodward and Bernstein: Trump's Russia response 'eerily similar' to Nixon's leading up to Saturday Night Massacre
CNN - 9 days
Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein compare "eerily similar" Trump-Nixon confrontations with a special prosecutor.
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D.C. Media Goes Back To Work After A (Blessedly) Dull Weekend
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Woodward and Bernstein Defend Media Against Trump
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
Veteran Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting uncovered the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, defended the press during their remarks at the White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday. They addressed charges made by President Donald Trump that many reporters present "fake news." Mr. Trump did not attend the annual event this year. Photo: Getty
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Woodward and Bernstein defend a free press against Trump
CNN - 10 months
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of Watergate fame argued Saturday night that good journalism is more crucial to a free society than ever in a climate of increasing hostility between the White House and the press.
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White House Correspondents Dinner Goes On, Without Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Big Bomb Go Boom, All Hail Bomb
Huffington Post - 10 months
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! The military dropped its largest, non-nuclear bomb on a suspected ISIS target, or, as the president called it, “this tiramisu is fantastic.” In yet another example of Ivanka Trump’s influential feminism, President Trump signed a bill threatening Planned Parenthood funding. And Trump continued his alleged centrist realignment, meaning we’re only months away from Bob Woodward inking a deal to write an insufferably sycophantic tick-tock about the president’s first year. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, April 13th, 2017: TRUMP REALLY INTO BOMBING THINGS NOW - Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Erin Cunningham: “U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the bomb was ‘the right munition’ to use against the I...
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'The Daily Show's' Hasan Minhaj To Headline White House Correspondents Dinner
Huffington Post - 10 months
Comedian and “Daily Show” senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj will headline the 2017 White House Correspondents Association dinner, an annual Washington gala being held this year amid President Donald Trump’s persistent attacks on the press. Trump has said he will not attend the April 29 event, which would make him the first sitting president in over three decades to skip the dinner. No members of Trump’s White House staff are expected to attend either, the first time that’s occurred since the annual dinner began nearly a century ago.  Still, the show must go on. Speaking Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” WHCA president Jeff Mason announced Minhaj as the headliner, saying that he “brings comedy chops, but he also brings heart ― and I think that we’re going to see that at this dinner.” “He’s going to make some jokes, no doubt, about the press and probably about the president,” said Mason, who is also a Reuters correspondent. “But he’s also going to bring the message that we ho...
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Bill O'Reilly Weathered A Sexual Harassment Scandal Before. This One Is Different.
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Bob Woodward on investigation into Russian influence on election
CBS News - 11 months
Veteran reporter and Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the controversy surrounding House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes and the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
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Why America, Not Donald Trump, Will Win In The End
Huffington Post - 12 months
Ok, so Donald Trump is president. Leader of the Free World. Commander-in-Chief. Occupying the White House and Oval Office. There. I’ve said it. And, like most of the country, no matter how many times I say it, it still remains an unfathomable reality. Some even call it a nightmare. But president he is. And for at least the next four years, unless the impeachment gods work their magic, he’ll continue to be president. But there’s a limit to the damage he can and will inflict on us. That’s because America is so much bigger, better and stronger than Trump. This is not to say that Trump won’t succeed in achieving, with the help of the Republican-controlled Congress, much of his conservative agenda. This includes lavishing massive tax breaks on the rich; lowering corporate taxes; eviscerating regulation; and reducing entitlement programs and benefits to seniors, the poor and middle class. Education, the environment, the arts, LGBTQ rights, international diplomacy, trade and our relati...
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Why American Democracy Will Hold Strong
Huffington Post - 12 months
After five weeks of steadily pummeling, American democracy is holding because its institutions are stronger than Donald Trump. Let’s begin with the press. As John McCain reminded us, dictators “get started by suppressing free press” —and Donald Trump is no exception. Trump and his press spokesman, Sean Spicer, will not be satisfied until there is a totally sycophantic press, accepting Trump’s twisted view of the truth, and adoringly reflecting it back to the great leader and his people. Kind of like the free press in Putin’s Russia. But that’s not going to happen. The press has never been more determined to hold its ground. Certainly, press solidarity behind the First Amendment is not all that it should be. In last week’s schoolyard game of banning from a White House briefing media with the temerity to expose Trump’s lies, propaganda organs like Fox News and the Washington Times were all too pleased to play Sean Spicer’s petty game. Shamefully, so were ABC and NBC, whose...
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Technology Has Disrupted The Leak Tradition
Huffington Post - 12 months
Early in episode four of Showtime’s “Homeland”, an angry President-elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) faces CIA Director Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) and says, “if you think it’s wise to tie the President’s hands so publicly, what’s not wise is peddling unverified and politically motivated horseshit to the press. And if you can’t find me the ‘career officers’ responsible, I’ll get someone who can.” Pure synchronicity. Since, at the time of the airing, President Trump was facing a similar situation that would lead to the termination of his National Security advisor, Michael T. Flynn. Not since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has the mainstream media been so focused on the deep state. “’Deep state’ has historically been associated with countries like Turkey, where sophisticated shadow governments allegedly control or influence key aspects of state policy,” notes Amanda Taub in the ‘New York Times’. Winston Churchill referred to the state within the state ...
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Some anti-Trump demonstrators cause destruction
Fox News - about 1 year
Bob Woodward analyses the protests
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Watergate reporter: Unverified dossier garbage
CNN - about 1 year
Award-winning journalist Bob Woodward criticizes the Russia dossier that was presented to President-elect Donald Trump.
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  • 2014
    Age 70
    In 2014, Robert Gates former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said that he wished he'd recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying, "He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill their guts to him his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn't be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique."
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  • 2013
    Age 69
    On February 22, 2013, shortly before the United States federal budget sequester took effect, The Washington Post published a column by Woodward in which he criticized the Obama administration for their statements in 2012 and 2013 that the sequester had been proposed by Republicans in Congress; Woodward said his research showed that the sequester proposal had originated with the White House.
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  • 2004
    Age 60
    Woodward said the revelation came at the end of a long, confidential background interview for his 2004 book Plan of Attack.
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  • 2003
    Age 59
    Woodward apologized to Leonard Downie Jr., editor of The Washington Post, for not informing him earlier of the June 2003 conversation.
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    In his deposition, Woodward also said that he had conversations with Scooter Libby after the June 2003 conversation with his confidential administration source, and testified that it is possible that he might have asked Libby further questions about Joe Wilson's wife before her employment at the CIA and her identity were publicly known.
    He testified that a senior administration official told him in June 2003 that Iraq war critic Joe Wilson's wife (later identified as Valerie Plame), worked for the CIA as a WMD analyst, not as an undercover operative.
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  • 2002
    Age 58
    In a series of articles published in January 2002, he and Dan Balz described the events at Camp David in the aftermath of September 11 and discussed the Worldwide Attack Matrix.
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  • 2001
    Age 57
    He was also the main reporter for the Posts coverage of the September 11 attacks in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 56
    David Gergen, who had worked in the White House during the Richard Nixon and three subsequent administrations, said in his 2000 memoir, Eyewitness to Power, of Woodward's reporting, "I don't accept everything he writes as gospel—he can get details wrong—but generally, his accounts in both his books and in the Post are remarkably reliable and demand serious attention.
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  • 1995
    Age 51
    In his 1995 memoir, A Good Life, former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee singled out Woodward in the foreword. "It would be hard to overestimate the contributions to my newspaper and to my time as editor of that extraordinary reporter, Bob Woodward—surely the best of his generation at investigative reporting, the best I've ever seen.
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  • 1989
    Age 45
    In 1989, he married for a third time to Elsa Walsh (b.
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  • 1976
    Age 32
    Woodward was portrayed by Robert Redford in the 1976 film All the President's Men.
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  • 1973
    Age 29
    Woodward made crucial contributions to two Pulitzer Prizes won by The Washington Post. First, he and Bernstein were the lead reporters on Watergate and the Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973.
  • 1971
    Age 27
    After a year at the Montgomery Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Woodward was hired as a Post reporter in 1971.
  • 1970
    Age 26
    After being discharged as a lieutenant in August 1970, Woodward considered attending law school but applied for a job as a reporter for The Washington Post, while taking graduate courses at The George Washington University.
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  • 1965
    Age 21
    He received his B.A. degree in 1965, and began a five-year tour of duty in the United States Navy.
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  • 1943
    Born on March 26, 1943.
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