- Now in their mid-60s, Woodward and Bernstein say they are close friends. They often finish each other's sentences. Their common hope is that the kind of journalism that shook the nation in the early 1970s will continue on the Internet, cable TV and elsewhere. ...
Woodward, who has written four books on Bush, spending long hours with him, credited the president's historically low popularity to his inability to "find a way to tell the truth about what was going on. "One of the things that happened with Bush is he outsourced it. He delegated it. He wasn't on top of the facts," Woodward said.
"He didn't want to be on top of the facts," added Bernstein.
Woodward said Bergman "doesn't know what he's talking about," insisting little has changed in how he operates, talks to sources and pieces things together. (Photo credit: Karl Mondon, Contra Costa Times)