New Biography Reveals Some Stunning Details About The Watergate Scandal

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Nearly 40 years after the fact, the story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal has achieved  nearly epic status.

And thanks in large part to the book turned Academy Award nominated film All the President’s Men, we’ve heard all the stories of backroom meetings with anonymous sources from their investigation.

Or at least so we thought.

According to a new biography of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee by Jeff Himmelman, excerpted in New York magazine, some of the details may not have been completely accurate.

Specifically, we learn that the legendary editor had some questions about the duo’s encounters with Deep Throat and grand jury members. And while nothing Himmelman writes seemingly challenges the facts of the scandal, it does add a new wrinkle to the story of its discovery.

Bradlee had some questions about Woodward and Bernstein's meetings with Deep Throat

This apparently got Bernstein incredibly on edge.

Bradlee didn't seem to care as much.

What's more, it looks likes the pair did get information from a grand jury witness.

Woodward didn't find this to be newsworthy either. Bernstein took things a little more light-heatedly.

Bradlee wasn't too fazed about the details either.

All in all, neither Himmelman nor Bradlee really saw these details as damning the work of Woodward or Bernstein.

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