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  • by pudge (1) on 2004.05.04 18:46 (#30565) Homepage Journal
    Your post made it sound like that snippet was a quote from Woodward. It isn't, of course. The author of that piece writes, in addition to what you quoted:

    Second, the book is not a critical account of the Bush administration. Although Woodward says he cross-checks each protagonist's account against others, there are few challenges to what they say.

    That this is regarded as extraordinary is puzzling. This is what reporters are supposed to do: report the facts, not question whether the actions are right or wrong. There is a place for that in journalism, but not in reporting, and Woodward is a reporter. He does his best to NOT inject himself into the equation, and let the facts speak for themselves. As he should.

    Which is why I am interested a lot more about a book from Woodward than just about every other hack out there. Most of them want to tell me what they think, but I don't give a damn what they think. I want to know the facts; I can think for myself.