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All the President's Men Scene 24

Scene 24

Scene 24

  • In the newsroom, the executives argue over whether or not to print the story.
  • Bradlee deems it "too thin" to print without another source. Thin-shaming is not cool, Bradlee.
  • They scramble for a source.
  • Bernstein calls his guy at justice, who confirms the story by not denying it.
  • Even though this guy doesn't have a name, Bradlee agrees to run the story. Off it goes.
  • The next morning, he calls them into his office.
  • In a deposition, Sloan has denied naming Haldeman.
  • The White House press secretary, Ron Ziegler, attacks Ben Bradlee, saying the Post's story is incorrect.
  • Clark MacGregor, Nixon's campaign manager, also condemns the Post.
  • Woodward and Bernstein double-team Joe, the FBI source.
  • They ask if they're being set up.
  • Joe's response: "F*** you." Wait, is that a yes or a no?
  • Despite all this, Bradlee says he'll stand by the story.