penshark (penshark) wrote,

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Sad but true

I watched "All the President's Men" with my two 101 sections to close out this semester. On the good side: I'd forgotten how much I enjoy that movie. I also had the pleasure of watching many of the students get intrigued, some in spite of themselves.

But I walked away with one rueful thought: I wonder how many news organizations today would have given Woodward and Bernstein the time and resources to do the reporting they needed to find the Watergate story that was there. I'd like to believe I'd be pleasantly surprised ... but I doubt it.

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