April 23, 2014

Watergate Reporter Carl Bernstein Speaks on Breakdown of Politics

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Carl Bernstein — one of the Washington Post investigative journalists who helped uncover the Watergate scandal — spoke about the importance of the current generation’s engagement with politics at Cornell Wednesday.

Bernstein — who has authored five best-selling books — said one of America’s greatest obstacles today is the partisan and ideological nature of Washington and the media.

“Instead of talking about the economy and families, we’ve been subjected to scorch politics [and accept] myth over fact,” he said. “Now this extends to how we process and receive journalism as citizens.”

Journalist Carl Bernstein talks about his career and ­reporting on the Watergate scandal in Goldwin Smith Hall Wednesday. (Connor Archard / Sun Sports Photography Editor)