Over at Politico, journalist Michael Calderone examined three forthcoming books about President Barack Obama. Along the way, he filed a progress report about Bob Woodward’s new book–which is reportedly is “coming out this year.”
Woodward, one half of the investigative duo that cracked the Watergate scandal wide open, spoke about his new project and his old methods. While his unnamed sources have raised eyebrows in some circles, the co-author of “All the President’s Men” stuck by his journalistic record.
Here’s an excerpt: “Woodward balks at the idea that he was simply ‘recreating’ scenes in his books. ‘It’s reported,’ he said. ‘So-and-so was there and they said this. There are meeting notes and so forth.’ His new book, which he said is ‘going very well,’ will use the same methods, and a White House official confirmed that Woodward is getting access to senior officials and will likely sit down with the president.”