His reputation – this is the man, after all, behind Watergate – has been steadily declining for years. Such is the price for gaining exclusive access to the Bush administration.
We also learn that Woodward asked a fellow Washington Post reporter to not pursue certain story angles as far back as 2003.
Josh Marshall @ Talking Point Memo puts it best:
“Woodward seems to have some explaining to do, at least for the fact that he became an aggressive commentator on the leak story without ever disclosing his own role in it, not even to his editors.”
There hasn’t been a more instructive case of corporate media corruption for years. The insiders are finally being exposed. And we learn that their primary duty – to inform the public – was furthest from their minds.