On CNN on Sunday, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were on with Candy Crowley discussing the upcoming 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation over the Watergate scandal and their book "All The President's Men." Among other topics, the host engaged the two Pulitzer winners on their impression of how the news deals with scandals in Washington today. They offered several examples, but really zeroed in on the scandal surrounding the IRS, the targeting of conservative groups, and of course, the missing emails.
"That is a real issue. Some people should move to Cincinnati and get hotel rooms and say 'we're going to talk to everyone who worked in that division at the IRS," said Woodward.
Bernstein added that Democrats and Republicans should be doing a real investigation into the scandal as happened during Watergate, as opposed to Republicans trying to score political points and Democrats ignoring the situation altogether.
Democrats and the press have been quick to mock and deride anyone who compares any Obama scandal to the infamous Watergate scandal. But who better to call it a legitimate comparison than the two men who broke it in the first place? Missing tape, missing emails .. serious investigative reporting should be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as the pair point out, that's a pretty apt description of today's media.