I’m fascinated by Watergate. I don’t think there’s anyway the establishment media would go after a Republican White House that way today. The story would be broken by a free weekly type publication and then everyone would ignore it. Serious people would agree that this was just “criminalizing politics”, that you should just keep on walking, and so on. Also too, what Hillary Rosen did was just as bad, remember the time that anonymous MoveOn member put a Hitler mustache on a picture of W, and the hypocrisy of liberals wanting an investigation when many of them watch Bill Maher. Howie Kurtz would certainly think this was a terrible breach of journamalistic ethics:
The secret source that legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein referred to as a “mystic” in their investigation that brought down President Nixon turns out to have been a grand juror who spoke to them in a likely violation of the law.