Woodward, Bernstein and the Media "Witch Hunt" Warning
Tomorrow marks the official 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal; a story that started with a small crack in a much larger shell that eventually brought down a President. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, theWashington Post
duo and investigative journalism heroes, will be attendance at acelebration
but, today, they had some choice words on a more recent story.
The controversy surrounds anarticle
that appeared in theNew York Times
last week, written by investigative reporter David E. Sanger. According to the story, the Obama administration increased a cyberattack program dealt against Iranian computers; an issue we should all be worried about, given that this is a hostile move made just months before a Presidential election.
This account of the American and Israeli effort to undermine the Iranian nuclear program is based on interviews over the past 18 months with current and former American, European and Israeli officials involved in the program, as well as a range of outside experts. None would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day.
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