Iconic Watergate Team Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Remember Ben Bradlee (Video)

Washington Post reporters remember editor they broke Watergate scandal with on CNN’s “New Day”; Bradlee died Tuesday at age 93

Last Updated: October 22, 2014 @ 7:43 AM

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward remembered their Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee Wednesday following the legendary newspaper editor’s death Tuesday.

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“He was a unique editor and a unique person and he viewed the world like the young reporter he started as,” Bernstein said on CNN’s “New Day.” His partner on the Watergate story, Woodward, echoed his sentiments.

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“He raised the standards; he was always asking us not what the White House spokesman said, but how about people on the scene like the treasurer for the Nixon campaign, the bookkeeper, people in the FBI who were investigating this. There was a sense of an interrogation.”

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The two noted how gutsy it was for Bradlee to greenlight their Watergate story: “He was like a great general, the military cliche analogy holds here. He was so calm under fire that we were able to do our jobs,” Bernstein added.

Bradlee was executive editor at The Washington Post for 26 years. He held the title of vice president at large until his death.

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