Bob Woodward’s new book

We’ll deal with Woodward later during the Watergate case, but his style of writing is classic insider-Washington and also relevant to our discussion of news sources and news leaks.  Why do you think insider sources are so willing to talk so openly with Woodward?

In “Obama’s Wars,” Mr. Woodward, as usual, eschews analysis and commentary. Instead, he hews to his I Am a Tape Recorder technique, using his insider access to give readers interested in inside-the-Beltway politics lots of granular detail — harvested from interviews conducted “on background,” as well as leaked memos, meeting notes and other documents. Some of this information is revealing about the interplay of personality and policy and politics in Washington; some of it is just self-serving spin.

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