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Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and how it has Failed the Public

After covering nine presidents as the most recognized member of the Washington press corps, Helen Thomas is eminently qualified to assess current coverage of the White House. Declaring that journalists are "the watchdogs of democracy," and, further, that "without an informed people, there can be no democracy," Thomas offers a cogent, bracing assessment of the deteriorating state of journalistic ethics.