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    Mark Felt was the former Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director, for many that name holds no meaning, but what about the name “Deep Throat.” If you have been through a high school American history class then you probably have. Deep Throat was a secret informant who provided information to key personnel of The Washington Post about the president’s involvement in a scandal during the 1970s. Some may say that a high ranking official should not be lurking in parking garages releasing private or even sensitive information to the press who plans to release it to the public. Fearing for his life and scrutiny, Felt kept his identity secret until his death bed and was considered to be the greatest whistle blower of the 1970s. Fast-forward…

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    For example, Woodward and Bernstein were in the Library of Congress sorting out card files and the camera slowly starts to zoom out to express the difficulty the two reporters were facing almost like looking for “a needle in a haystack”. Similarly, in another scene, Woodward meets Deep Throat are in an underground parking garage with minimal lighting creating the secrecy of the source feeding Woodward the leads to the story. Furthermore, the visual call is used to create a double emphasis…

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    their involvement. Woodward and Bernstein spent majority of their time organizing all of their information before publishing the final paper. They investigated different sources to gather information about the scandal. Both Woodward and Bernstein had allegations that the break-in was peculiar, but with no proof they did not have a story. Woodward and Bernstein looked into the legal knowledge of what limits they could stretch. Both writes were aware that the break-in was odd, but the two…

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    The Watergate Incident

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    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were the two major journalists during the Watergate trial who proved Nixon to be involved in the grand scheme. This caused them to become instantly well-known across the world. They approached the situation in a way that no other journalist or person in the media had before. The dynamic duo used a secret source to compile information on what happened from an inside source known as "Deep Throat." This anonymous source changed how people viewed journalism. People…

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    If nothing else, Bernstein and Woodward were persistent with finding all the information they needed to support their story. One of the difficulties they faced when writing their article was getting the appropriate people to give information on the issue. The two would often find the people who had the information, but they would not be able get their source to speak on the subject. To take it further, when they did find people who wanted to speak on the topic, they would often refuse to go on…

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    “I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies that never were described or leaked out. But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate, I’m proud.” Pulitzer prize winning investigation and reporting conducted by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward into the Watergate scandal revealed the first of possibly many government conspiracies. it's 1972 and living in America isn't as great as it used to be. The war in Vietnam is still going on the spread of communism is threatening as ever…

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    Nixon, was deposited in April in the bank account of Bernard L. Barker, one of the five men arrested at the break-in and alleged bugging attempt at Democratic National Committee headquarters here June 17. The last page of copy was passed to Sussman just at the deadline. Sussman set his pen and pipe down on his desk and turned to Woodward. 'We 've never had a story like this, ' he said. 'Just never.” Just like the reporters in the story the audience can piece together the information for…

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    In the early 1970’s there was a break in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, which came to be known as the Watergate break-ins. Upon Investigation It was found that top white house officials, the CIA, FBI and even the president at the time Richard Nixon was involved in trying to cover it up. This led to Richard Nixon resigning which in my opinion was to save face from the impeachment that was coming his way. In the upcoming paragraphs I will be summarizing and examining two…

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    He provides details long forgotten by the American population. Although, Brands covered the basics in his book “American Dreams” his purpose was to inform his readers, in order for them to have a basic understanding of the major points of the Watergate scandal. Where, Kutler’s book “The Wars of Watergate: the Last Crisis of Richard Nixon” is an in-depth study of not only the Watergate scandal but of years leading up to and after the closing of this event. Both authors do their best and…

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    On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon became the first President to resign from his position. He was facing impeachment and criminal trial for the Watergate Scandal. With no where to turn and his options run out, Nixon gave his last speech as President, where he resigned and apologized to the nation. Nixon’s resignation speech does not meet the expectations of a fitting response, as defined by Lloyd Bitzer, for the rhetorical situation he was in following the Watergate scandal. Nixon…

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