It is rare, but occasionally, reporters become part of the story or stories they are covering.
The first example that springs to mind is that of Woodward and Bernstein and the Watergate scandal. They basically created ‘investigative reporting’ as they dug into the Watergate burglary and the scandalous coverup that followed it. They and their sources became part of the story and some actually were subpoenaed to give testimony that ultimately forced President Richard Nixon out of the White House.
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