""I needed editors saying, 'Watch yourself, look at what you’re doing...' Really forcing me to question, 'Are you on his side?'"
"I thought I had figured it out, the hard part was over, I decided 'I'm not going to be a lawyer, I'm going to be a journalist."
"The best question often is silence... It can tell you if someone's not telling the truth, it can tell you if they're hiding something."
"When I first went down to South Carolina, I thought I knew what to expect. But I wasn’t prepared for it. Not at all."
"The muscle in interviewing that so many people forget [is] not the question: it's the follow up."
“On a story like this, you can’t be objective. I can’t recall a story we’ve ever had where the distinction between good and evil was so apparent.”
“You can't divide the self into good parts and bad parts, good guys and bad guys... That's fiction."
"How is it that smart, discerning people fall into a belief system like this and get lost in it? And how do they get out?"
“It was sort of curiosity trumping fear. I think, for me, curiosity trumps fear a lot of the time.”