January 6, 2020
"The motivation for any journalist is to find the truth. Period...Given we are a democracy that depends on a well-informed populous—(journalists must) work for them. Ask the questions they need to have answered...The job of journalists is to fight for the public."
Ann Curry (1)
"As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run."
Ben Bradlee, Letter dated May 30, 1973
"Just get it right, kid."
Ben Bradlee, advice to a young reporter (2) (3)
I have experienced a distinct sense of déjà vu over the last couple of months as I have watched, listened to, and read about events relating to the impeachment of Donald Trump. My experience of these events brings back a flood of memories about events in 1973 and 1974, my VI Form year at St. Mark's. It was at that time that another impeachment inquiry, sparked by what is known as Watergate, was gripping the country.