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  • 50 years after Watergate, Woodward still wonders why Nixon did it

    06/19/2022 2:38:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/17/2022 | Chris Lefkow
    Fifty years after the Watergate burglary that led to the downfall of US president Richard Nixon, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward is still haunted by one question. "The unanswered question that pulses through all of this is 'Why?' Woodward said at an event at Post headquarters with his former reporting colleague Carl Bernstein.
  • Fighting Fake News on Nixon and Watergate

    06/17/2022 7:36:35 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 16, 2022 | Francis P. Sempa
    Geoff Shepard, former deputy White House counsel for Nixon, has written three fabulous books that should forever change Americans’ views about Watergate — The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President (2008), The Real Watergate Scandal (2015), and The Nixon Conspiracy (2021). ... Shepard has also written a series of important articles on Watergate for The American Spectator. Shepard’s work has solidly built on the foundations laid by James Hougan’s Secret Agenda (1984) and Len Colodny’s and Robert Gettlin’s Silent Coup: The Removal of a President (1991). Shepard’s work shatters the conventional Woodward–Bernstein “history” of Watergate peddled by the mainstream...
  • The high-society hotspot haunted by Nixon's Watergate: Fifty years after the sensational D.C. scandal, glorious images capture the heyday of The Watergate Hotel and the political heavyweights who roamed its halls (and in-house hair salon)

    06/17/2022 5:45:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/17/2022 | delloye
    Every controversy of the last five decades, be it significant or small, has been distinguished by the the suffix '-gate,' a symbol of the lasting legacy of one of the greatest scandals of our time — Watergate. It all began 50 years ago today, on June 17, 1972, when a motley crew of five burglars, all with CIA connections, were caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, then located on the sixth floor of a Watergate office building. The attempt by the Nixon administration to cover up the politically-motivated break-in would soon drag down Richard Nixon’s presidency,...
  • Woodward and Bernstein didn't bring down a president in Watergate – but the myth that they did lives on

    06/16/2022 7:29:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/14/2022 | W. Joseph Campbell
    In their dogged reporting of the Watergate scandal, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the crimes that forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in August 1974. That version of Watergate has long dominated popular understanding of the scandal, which unfolded over 26 months beginning in June 1972. It is, however, a simplistic trope that not even Watergate-era principals at the Post embraced. For example, the newspaper’s publisher during Watergate, Katharine Graham, pointedly rejected that interpretation during a program 25 years ago at the now-defunct Newseum in suburban Virginia. “Sometimes, people accuse us of ‘bringing down a...
  • Treasury Secretary Confesses: "I Don't Understand Inflation" [semi-satire]

    06/08/2022 10:09:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2022 | John Semmens
    During an interview aired on CNN's "Situation Room," Biden Administration Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen admitted "I don't understand inflation. Everyone in the Administration is dead set against inflation. It's not like there are disagreements regarding its negative effects. Yet, despite this unanimity among those of us making economic policy inflation is wrecking the lives of ordinary Americans." Yellen's admission was stunning considering she has a PhD in economics from Harvard University, spent nearly twenty years at the Federal Reserve—serving as its Chairperson for five years—helping manage the nation's money supply, and was on President Clinton's Council of Economic...
  • Nixon's Revenge

    06/08/2022 5:37:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies
    Law & Liberty ^ | June 8, 2022 | Glenn Reynolds
    Nixon's Revenge It’s been a long time since Watergate. For its 25th anniversary, I wrote a book with Peter W. Morgan, originally titled Nixon’s Revenge, on one of Watergate’s most toxic legacies, the proliferation of “ethics rules” and ethics authorities that in practice do anything but promote ethical behavior in government. (The publisher chose a less-provocative title, The Appearance of Impropriety, instead, which I still think was a mistake.) But now 25 more years have passed, and I will not be producing another book. Instead, I offer a few thoughts on Andrew McCarthy’s 50th-anniversary retrospective. McCarthy’s central claim is that...
  • ‘I’m living in the bubble’: the man who helped bring Nixon down, 50 years on

    06/07/2022 11:58:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/05/2022 | David Smith
    I’ve never escaped Watergate,” says John Dean, as once again he allows the years to melt away, the old faces to crowd in and the secret tapes to whirr in his mind. “There’s just no choice. I’m living in the bubble. It’s become a fact of life.” America has never escaped Watergate either. The biggest political scandal of the 20th century, and the only one to cause a presidential resignation, has become a byword for lost innocence and lost faith in institutions. Along with the Vietnam war, it marked the end of an era in which a president’s words were...
  • Woodward and Bernstein say Trump's efforts to overturn the election was a deception that 'exceeded even

    06/05/2022 2:24:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Business insider ^ | 06/05/2022 | Sarah Al-Arshani
    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election was something not even former President Richard Nixon would have imagined. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, the two reporters known for uncovering the Watergate scandal said they thought Nixon defined corruption until they saw Trump's presidency. In 1972, the Nixon administration coordinated a break-in at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters. The administration attempted to cover up its involvement until Nixon was forced to resign in 1974.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Following In Richard Nixon’s Footsteps, Miami Herald Warns

    04/21/2022 4:41:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 04/21/2022 | Lee Moran
    The Miami Herald warned Wednesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is taking a page from disgraced former President Richard Nixon’s playbook with his attack on Disney. An editorial in the influential South Florida paper condemned DeSantis, a potential GOP 2024 presidential candidate, for his push “to strip Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs it” as “an act of pure vengeance” and “the stuff of Richard Nixon and his enemies list.”
  • Boris Johnson, just like Richard Nixon, will be brought down by vanity

    04/19/2022 5:50:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 04/19/2022 | Peter Oborne
    Boris Johnson’s Tories, like Nixon’s Republicans, have become synonymous with falsehood and sleaze. facebook sharing buttontwitter sharing buttonwhatsapp sharing buttonmessenger sharing buttonemail sharing buttonsharethis sharing button Ego destroyed Richard Nixon. Searching for control over all his subordinates and over history’s verdict on his administration, the US president installed a tape machine to record his every word. This proved his downfall. Once the existence of the tapes was known, Nixon's opponents fought a court battle to force the White House to release them. Then the Supreme Court ordered him to release the tapes. They included the famous “smoking gun” tape, which...
  • Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun (Official Audio)

    04/15/2022 11:31:48 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    Terry Jacks ^ | 1974 | Terry Jacks
    Terry Jack's official music video for 'Seasons In The Sun'.
  • 'Downton Abbey' Star Compares Boris Johnson to Richard Nixon Amid Gasps

    04/13/2022 4:53:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/13/2022 | MATT KEELEY
    Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens shocked those in the studio of the BBC news magazine program The ONE Show, when he compared embattled U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to disgraced former President Richard Nixon. Stevens was the guest on the Wednesday edition of the program. Hosts Alex Jones—no relation to the American Alex Jones—and Jermaine Jenas set up an introduction to a clip from the upcoming limited series Gaslit about Nixon's Watergate scandal that ultimately led to his resigning the presidency. Stevens appears in the eight-episode series as John Dean.
  • Tampa Bay native plays Richard Nixon in new Showtime series 'The First Lady'

    04/13/2022 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Fox13news ^ | 04/13/2022 | Evan Axelbank
    TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay native Paul Wilson started doing impersonations of Richard Nixon as a high school student reading the morning announcements. He never imagined it would lead to a job as an actor, playing the former president.
  • Biden chief of staff compares Trump to Nixon

    04/03/2022 11:26:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/03/2022 | Joseph Choi
    White House chief of staff Ron Klain took a shot at former President Trump on Sunday, comparing him to Richard Nixon, who resigned from the presidency, to make the point that President Biden does not believe any president should call for prosecutions from the Oval Office.
  • 'A Fundamental Dignity to the Man': Morning Joe's Sudden Respect For Richard Nixon

    04/01/2022 2:51:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    People too young to remember the Nixon era, or who haven't studied it, might assume that the left's seething hostility to Donald Trump is unprecedented. In fact, back in his day, the left's loathing of President Richard Nixon was overwhelming. When he was ultimately driven to resign over Watergate, there was great glee and rejoicing in liberal land. But, file this one under NewsBusters' "Sudden Respect," rubric. Friday's Morning Joe, playing off a Peggy Noonan column, actually celebrated Richard Nixon! It did so because, in contrast with Donald Trump regarding the 2020 election, Nixon conceded the 1960 presidential election to...
  • Why Nixon's Prediction About Putin and Ukraine Matters | Opinion

    03/13/2022 1:26:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03/10/2022 | Monica Crowly
    Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1991, former President Richard Nixon was hopeful that with substantial American leadership and Western support, Russia could be set on a path toward enduring democracy and away from foreign adventurism. Unfortunately, his early warnings about the fragility of the nascent Russian democracy were not heeded, and by the time he visited Russia for the last time in 1994, he found deepening chaos.
  • Cynthia Nixon Freaks After NYC Lifts Mask Mandates: ‘An Enormous Step Backwards’

    03/07/2022 11:03:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/07/2022 | David NG
    HBO’s Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has blasted New York City for lifting masking mandates, saying it represents “an enormous step backwards.” She also indicated she and her family will continue to mask up despite the city’s newly relaxed rules. Her angry screed comes as the Hollywood star posted photos her herself and her family posing maskless with friends while on vacation in Kenya.
  • This Deepfake Exhibition Shows How Convincing the New Technology Can Be

    02/24/2022 7:13:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | Jane Recker
    The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, has a new exhibition that will put your skills to the test, according to Gothamist’s Jennifer Vanasco. “Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen” looks at the technology of deepfakes—deceptive videos created using artificial intelligence and machine learning—and how they’re used to manipulate viewers, reports Eileen Kinsella for ArtNet News. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the video In Event of Moon Disaster, a six-minute film produced by the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary this year, according to ArtDaily. Set in a...
  • Behar: Presidents’ Day Should Not Include ‘Losers Like Trump and Nixon’

    02/21/2022 11:03:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/21/2021 | Pam Key
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Monday on ABC’s “The View” that Presidents’ Day should not honor “losers” like former presidents Donald Trump and Richard Nixon. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Today is Presidents’ Day, but not everybody is on board with it. There’s an op-ed calling to take it off the calendar, claiming that most people aren’t even sure what they’re celebrating. It used to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln, but it expanded to all presidents depending on what state you’re in.”
  • The Richard Nixon His Loyalists Knew

    02/15/2022 4:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2022 | Pat Buchanan
    Whenever America is polarized, as it is today, people go back in memory and history to recall other times their nation was so divided. The Civil War of the 1860s and the social revolution that tore us apart in the 1960s come instantly to mind. In that latter time, there was no figure more central to the conflicts of his day than Richard M. Nixon. And no staff member was closer to Nixon in the campaign of 1968, or for the first four years of his presidency, than his personal aide Dwight Chapin, whose memoir, "The President's Man," is published...