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Nixon Emerges a Victor in ‘War on History’ Waged in the Wake of Watergate
New York Sun ^ | June 14, 2012 | By CONRAD BLACK

Posted on 06/14/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (Woodstein for our purposes) now claim, in a Washington Post piece, that President Nixon was “far worse than we thought,” and accuse him of conducting five “wars”: against the anti-war movement, on the media, against the Democrats, on justice, and on history. In evaluating such a volcanic farrago of pent-up charges, the facts must be arrayed in three tiers: the facts of Woodstein’s activities and revelations; the facts of the Watergate case and related controversies; and the importance of Watergate in an appreciation of the Nixon record.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 57states; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; nixon; noxon; partisanmediashills; rmn; watergate
From what I have heard and read Nixon was a hard guy to get to know and like. Alot of stuff about him is coming to light. Maybe he was not so bad after all.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 10:09:06 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

There’s a little good in everyone.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: US Navy Vet

Compared to current resident of White House, 40 years from now they will say DICK NIXON was a saint...just saying here...Freegards
LEX


3 posted on 06/14/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: US Navy Vet
Many FReepers will be aghast at the news that Bob Woodward is a poster and a lurker here at Free Republic. To contact him, or demonstrate his presence one must merely post on the subject of Watergate. That's how I shared internet PM messages with this Liberal Wallflower.

BTW, Hi Bob, you tool!

4 posted on 06/14/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: US Navy Vet
The media was very hard on Nixon. IMO it is because he absolutely blasted McGovern out of the saddle in the 1972 elections. Also, Nixon wanted to militarily win the war in Vietnam.

Then, as now, the media was the propaganda arm of the DNC. The libs did everything they could to destroy him. As they rewrite history he has become their political antichrist and no one challenges the image anymore.

5 posted on 06/14/2012 10:33:53 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: STD; All

Watergate was essentially a media coup against Nixon. Much worse has been done by Democrats and overlooked.

One need only look at the current Fast and Furious scandal to appreciate that.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 10:53:02 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: US Navy Vet

From the accounts I heard, he was well-liked by the sailors under his command during World War II. (The same can be said for his 1960 opponent, JFK.) He did his job as an officer efficiently, without being a jerk, and was apparently genuinely concerned about the welfare and morale of his sailors.

I think Nixon was absolutely wrong about a lot of things (something of a Keyesian). Nonetheless, he right about a lot, and was an effective executive. He was probably no more corrupt and ruthless than JFK or LBJ, he just never had the press behind him.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 10:54:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: pfflier

The left also never got over Nixon’s nailing of Alger Hiss during the HUAC days. It became a religious tenet to them to despise and punish Nixon for this(perhaps more for that than for Watergate or Vietnam) despite his being relatively liberal for a Republican.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: US Navy Vet

Nixon’s greatest crime was beating McGovern in a nationwide landslide. No one that anyone in the MSM knew voted for Nixon. Nixon had to be punished.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: pfflier; All

Good point but the real reason the ‘media’ was so hard on Nixon was his anti-communist actions in the 1950’s. They showed their true colors by coming after him using the Watergate ‘scandal’ in the ‘70s. Nixon gained his first term in the House by beating a woman named Helen Gahagan Douglas, who Nixon described as the ‘pink lady’...not really a red, mind you, just pink, almost a red...the ‘media’ never forgave him.
This is not to say Watergate wasn’t a serious matter, but look at what some of these other tools (Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton, Obama) have gotten away with, with hardly a peep out of the ‘media’...just follow the dots.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Black Dynamite kicked his ass!


11 posted on 06/14/2012 11:48:31 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: notdownwidems

Nixon did defeat Helen Gahagan Douglas but that was in the U.S. Senate race for California in 1950.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: US Navy Vet

13 posted on 06/14/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: US Navy Vet

The “real” reasons for Watergate (and the self-congratulation of Mr. Woodward, who, like his “newspaper” is in decline) are as follows: 1) Carl Bernstein acknowleged in his memoirs that both his parents were secret members of the US Communist Party and he was a red-diaper baby; obviously he hated Richard Nixon and oculd care less about the millions of dead in South Vietnam — he will face a much greater Judge some day than Richard Nixon ever did; 2) Mark Felt was a bitter old man passed over for promotion to FBI director who “got back” at Nixon and Patrick Grey to the delight of the press and whose idiotic family demanded money for his backstabbing; 3) Woodward and Bernstein have little else, so they have to magnify their supposed “accomplishment”; 4) if you have ever talked to a liberal goofball (several are my neighbors) they will regale you with stories abour Nixon’s purported “crimes” but be unable to tell you WHAT they were — on the other hand, they never say a word about a law professor running for the Senate who lied about being an “Indian” and got affirmative action benefits or the simpleton John Edwards, among many others.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by laconic
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To: sigzero

Pardon my ignorance what is “Black Dynamite”?


15 posted on 06/14/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ReformationFan

You’re right, thanks for the correction


16 posted on 06/14/2012 12:11:05 PM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Lot more good in Nixon than either his opponent, McGovern, or. the current non-entity occupying the WH.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 12:16:18 PM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: US Navy Vet

Above and beyond putting the wretch Blackmun on the SCOTUS, Nixon made legalization of abortion a “national security” priority of his administration. Conservatives used to object to things like this.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 12:22:54 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: US Navy Vet

Black Dynamite is a 2009 American blaxploitation spoof/homage action and comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman and Tommy Davidson. It is a spoof of 1970s blaxploitation films. There is a scene where BD goes after Nixon. Funny as hell...I thought.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by sigzero
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To: Romulus

Yeah and IKE put Warren on the court. Who would Humphery or McGovern put in there? With Nixon as far as the court went it was a wash.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I don't think you understand me. Nixon WANTED abortion. Read NSSM 200, authored by Henry Kissinger at Nixon's direction: "abortion is vital", according to those ghouls.

As lagniappe, this "conservative" president gave us wage and price controls. Some conservative.

21 posted on 06/14/2012 12:51:53 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: US Navy Vet

Nixon: killed dollar-gold convertibility, instituted price and wage controls, launched the EPA and OSHA, and opened up China. He did a lot of damage in office. Was he the criminal he’s been painted to be? Most likely not.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 12:53:19 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The lefties have to engage in revisionist history in their laughable attempt to prop Obama up and keep him from being rated the worst President ever.

But it won’t work.

Obama makes Nixon look like a babe in the woods.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: US Navy Vet; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
Helms put McCord, Hunt, Sturgis and pissed-off Cubans on Watergate.

Nixon sent Helms to Iran in 73, but fell clutching his own wound August 8, 1974.

Woodward, besides being a Communist, is a narcissist.

Felt carried the stench of Hoover, the director who denied organized crime until 1957.

Had Nixon indicted Fonda he might have defeated the Left's propaganda war.

"Aid And Comfort": Jane Fonda In North Vietnam" By: Henry Mark Holzer & Erika Holzer


24 posted on 06/14/2012 1:04:35 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: US Navy Vet
I hated Nixon....and hated him up until Clintoons time I think...

then I realized...what the HELL did he ever do to deserve what he got?....he wasn't involved in the Watergate at all...he tried to protect his friends....

IIRC, he was ostracized for having 2 FBI files....Clintoon had 700!!!!

there was also talk of Nixon having the IRS go after a couple of people....HOW many Christian groups have been investigated by Clintoon and bamey boy?....

25 posted on 06/14/2012 1:06:06 PM PDT by cherry
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This is not to say Watergate wasn’t a serious matter,

This is what I mean, two generations of information control and every scandal being called a "gate" and nobody can say anything good about Nixon without that qualifier.

26 posted on 06/14/2012 1:21:50 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: US Navy Vet
This article lays many of the facts out there in a great, logical way (articles of impeachment, etc.). Thanks for posting.
27 posted on 06/14/2012 2:00:59 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ReformationFan

The Hiss indictment caused the left to have a hissy fit over Nixon which continues to this day and was the blueprint for Reagan and Bush derangement syndrome as well.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: laconic

“1) Carl Bernstein acknowleged in his memoirs that both his parents were secret members of the US Communist Party and he was a red-diaper baby; obviously he hated Richard Nixon and oculd care less about the millions of dead in South Vietnam — he will face a much greater Judge some day than Richard Nixon ever did;”

Bernstein has never impressed me. I remember when Pope John Paul II died, Bernstein was commenting on the news about how the late Pontiff “failed to make women priests”. John Paul II didn’t fail. He just believed the priesthood is reserved for males only and behaved accordingly. It struck me as very arrogant and narcissistic of him to think he as a liberal Jew(who I assume is non-practicing) had any business lecturing on what stand Roman Catholicism takes on that issue or any other for that matter.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Erlichman once remarked that Nixon had wanted just one thing above all else, the Presidency, but that when he finally got it in his hands, he dropped and broke it.

Partisan Media Shills alert. Thanks US Navy Vet.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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