An homage, with notably explicit language, to the great Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post, who died today, from "All The President's Men," concerning an event which changed politics, journalism, and the government itself:
"You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a shit. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing was riding on this except the, uh, First Amendment to the Constitution, Freedom of the Press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys fuck up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight."He was right. RIP, Mr. Bradlee.