Conventional wisdom the enemy of good reporting.
Carl Bernstein (born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist and author. As a reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Carl Bernstein paired with Bob Woodward to break some of the most important original news reporting surrounding the Watergate scandal.
As the scandal grew, so did the government investigations—eventually leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Many consider this the greatest feat of investigative journalism ever undertaken.
Bernstein and Woodward were pivotal in the Post’s 1973 Pulitzer Prize for public service, but Bernstein didn't stop there. His career continued along a track of exposing abuses of power through articles in Vanity Fair, Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and The New Republic and as Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News.
Besides writing an autobiography, Bernstein co-authored three books with Bob Woodward: All the President's Men, _Final Days, and The Secret Man, two with Marco Politi: His Holiness: John Paul II and The History of Our Time, and, most recently, a biography of Hillary Clinton.