“For me it was a moment of pride that I could illustrate a profession that I had such respect for at its highest point. I had no idea it was going to slide in such a different direction afterwards because of the internet.” - Robert Redford told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday of his iconic role as Bob Woodward in the 1976 film “All the President’s Men.” Discussing his new movie “The Company You Keep,” the actor indicated the movie tries to “document what’s happening now” in journalism. “The bottom line is I have such respect for journalism. I might put a hard eye on it but that’s because I have such respect for it.”
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