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I was gonna say, Watergate

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PeteyPirate, May 25, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Sure you were, pal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/business/media/25watergate.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Deep Throat: "Let's meet tonight."
    Woodward: "Dude, I'm off the clock."
     
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    The history of journalism would have been changed in dramatic ways if the WaPo had not broken that story.

    The WaPo itself would be a very different enterprise today, certainly.
     
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    "Can you call it in?"
     
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Deep Throat: "Let's meet tonight."
    Woodward: "I'm on furlough. Can you hold off for six more days?"


    Deep Throat: "Let's meet tonight."
    Woodward: "Sorry, I have to cover the Nats, pull a late desk shift and then update the InterWebs headlines so they will be more search-friendly to our younger demographic consumers."


    Deep Throat: "Follow the money."
    Woodward: "I was until they cut our salaries by two weeks and put me on desk three nights a week."


    Deep Throat: "Let's meet tonight."
    Woodward's phone: "Mr. Woodward was laid off this morning. I'm Susie, the new WebPod reporter. Who are you?"
    Click ...
     
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    That is SO money. And disgustingly, disturbingly sad at the same time.
     
  7. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    John Mitchell: "You tell Katie Graham I'll have her tit in a wringer! What time is it?"
    Bernstein: "Uh ..."

    (10 minutes later ...)

    InterWebPod editor: "We can put 'tit' online but it probably won't go in print."
    Night News Editor: "Of course it won't go in print. It's coarse language and refers to our publisher."
    InterWebPod editor: "Yeah, but on the Web we can say those things, y'know dude? We probably can tease it a little, too, and get some heavy traffic."
     
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    End of thread. And end of journalism.
     
  9. This thread has gone in a wonderful direction.

    Editor: Can you bring a camera to the garage tonight, Bob? The web guys want some video.
     
  10. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Editors: "Bob, can you get Deep Throat to write a blog for us? 'Citizen Journalism' is big, you know."
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Editors: "This is a great story on ratfucking. But can you find a minority source to put in it? Also, we need a reaction from a woman."
     
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    <b>Deepthroat: Publisher's tit in wringer</b>
    Click to read more.
     
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