publication date: Saturday, April 9, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This reporter didn't just crash the gate of Washington corruption; he burned it down.
explanation: Bernstein, with fellow Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, exposed the Watergate ("gate") break-in that ended Richard Nixon's presidency. The word "burned" is a play on his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, and E. M.