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 Ben Bradlee - “We were right about the slush fund. But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.”
 Ben Bradlee - “They cut about seven minutes from that broadcast, but it was still vital to the story's momentum.”
 Ben Bradlee - “The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us - in that their stories were right.”
 Ben Bradlee - “The champagne was flowing like the Potomac in flood.”
 Ben Bradlee - “Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.”
 Ben Bradlee - “I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.”
 Ben Bradlee - “I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists who have excused Clinton's problems.”
 Ben Bradlee - “You never monkey with the truth.”
 Ben Bradlee - “I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.”
 Ben Bradlee - “It took us about a day and a half to find out what had gone wrong.”
 Ben Bradlee - “I don't know about any publisher. But Katharine Graham and I had been working together for almost seven years and we had come to trust each other.”
 Ben Bradlee - “There have been as many investigative reporters on this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as I can remember there were working on Watergate.”
 Ben Bradlee - “The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.”
 Ben Bradlee - “Maybe some of today's papers have too many feel-good features, but there is a lot of good news out there.”
 Ben Bradlee - “We made only one real mistake. And even then we were right.”
 Ben Bradlee - “The media is too big a word. I think there are some reporters who have adopted a gotcha mentality, but not in the really good newspapers.”
 Ben Bradlee - “I give Cronkite a whole lot of credit.”
 Ben Bradlee - “He couldn't really go to his superior, who was L. Patrick Gray, who was busy throwing documents into the Potomac River from the bridge. He couldn't go to the attorney general, who was on his way to jail himself.”
 Ben Bradlee - “The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.”