Rest In Peace David Broder

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media

One of the most fair, evenhanded journalists in the game has passed today.

Among his many accomplishments…

In 1973, Mr. Broder and The Post each won Pulitzers for coverage of the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. Mr. Broder’s citation was for explaining the importance of the Watergate fallout in a clear, compelling way. [...]

He covered every presidential convention since 1956 and was widely regarded as the political journalist with the best-informed contacts, from the lowliest precinct to the highest rungs of government. [...]

Mr. Broder was praised at the highest echelons of political power. The White House issued a statement from President Obama that called Mr. Broder a “true giant of journalism” and added that he “built a well-deserved reputation as the most respected and incisive political commentator of his generation.”

Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) said in a statement, “In his thoughtful and probing questions based on decades of scholarship and on-the-scene observations, David Broder set the modern ‘gold standard’ for those of us engaged in political life as we sought to persuade others, to legislate and to administer the successful progress of our country.”

He will be missed.

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One Response to “Rest In Peace David Broder”

  1. mw Says:

    While I have taken issue in the past and will still take issue now with Broder’s view of the plight of the center, I have to cop to a deep admiration of anyone who, like Broder, could so consistently piss off both the right and the left.

    You did good David.

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