Question of the Day

Oct 24, 2014

Yesterday's question asked (with thanks again to QOTD participant Francis Hinchey for submitting it): Whose byline appeared on the first Washington Post story on the Watergate break-in? This was a tricky question, but the answer is Alfred Lewis, a veteran cops reporter for the Post at the time. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were listed as contributors to that piece, but did not share the byline. And now you know!

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable snaps all around for Edward TennerDan RosenbaumPaul DelColleJohn Wall, and Hollywood Highlands for also getting that right.

As for today's question, here it is, keeping with the same theme and with special thanks again to QOTD participant Francis Hinchey for submitting: Name the person who first described the Watergate incident as a "third-rate burglary attempt."

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