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  • The Washington Post Pushes False History to Cover Up Its False Journalism

    07/23/2022 8:47:48 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 21, 2022 | John D. O'Connor
    . . . Do we need still another Watergate book?” *** The Post also credits Graff’s “prodigious research,” while echoing his conclusion that “we’ll never know the full truth of Watergate” ... If observations like these are used to justify a new 679-page history, one may ask, why bother? Why read a book that throws up its hands and says, “Who knows? One answer comes in Graff’s treatment of two seminal revisionist works, Jim Hougan’s 1984 Secret Agenda and Len Colodny’s 1991 Silent Coup. These two works, in fact, solve quite convincingly many of the mysteries Graff contends are still...
  • Exploding the Watergate Myth A new book shows that Woodward and Bernstein lied. And lied. And lied.

    07/20/2022 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 84 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 20, 2022 | Bruce Bawer
    And then there was the book All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who’d supposedly brought Nixon down. When it came out in 1974, I read it avidly. And two years later I was enthralled by the movie version, written by William Goldman and directed by Alan J. Pakula. But there was one thing - in the book and the movie - that always puzzled me. I’ll describe it as it’s presented in the film. Woodward (Robert Redford) meets late at night in a parking garage with his secret source, known as...
  • Exploding the Watergate Myth

    07/20/2022 4:29:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Wed Jul 20, 2022 | Bruce Bawer
    A new book shows that Woodward and Bernstein lied. And lied. And lied. I was a child of the Watergate generation. Vacationing at a lake house the summer I was 17, I spent weeks glued to the committee hearings on TV. Back in school that fall, I wrote a paper arguing that Nixon should resist pressure to resign. Headed south the next August, I watched Nixon’s resignation speech at a motor lodge on I-95 and the next day, on the highway, listened on the car radio as Gerald R. Ford declared “our long national nightmare” over. And then there was...
  • Watergate and the Corruption of the DC Judiciary

    07/05/2022 7:56:07 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2022 | Henry P. Wickham, Jr.
    It has been fifty years since that momentous break-in at the Watergate office complex, and it seems a good time to revisit that episode, especially in light of the current abuses of power that seem so ubiquitous. Geoff Shepard's book, The Real Watergate Scandal and the just published book by Garrett Graff, Watergate, a New History, offer different perspectives. Shepard is more interested in the legal process and its abuse, while Graff's book relies more on the infamous White House tapes. It is the more comprehensive of the two. Here are some of observations based on these histories. *** Most...
  • Watergate at 50: Revelations From Newly Declassified Evidence

    06/20/2022 7:35:17 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | James Rosen
    ... When Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA was first published by Random House in November 1984 – more than a decade after the resignation and pardon of Richard Nixon – it presented such a large volume of new and revelatory information about a subject so widely considered exhausted that the book was greeted with the staggered astonishment typically reserved for apparitions. “If even half of this is true,” wrote J. Anthony Lukas in the New York Times Book Review, “Secret Agenda will add an important new dimension to our understanding of Watergate.” ...“But,” Lukas added, “it may...
  • Watergate prosecutor: Georgia case could ‘send Donald Trump to prison’

    06/20/2022 9:22:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/20/2022 | Brad Dress
    A prosecutor who worked on the Watergate case against Richard Nixon 50 years ago said on Sunday that a Georgia election interference case is the most likely to send former President Trump to prison. “I think that’s enough. If you’re asking me which of the cases right now, which one is going to send Donald Trump to prison, that’s the case,” Nick Akerman told MSNBC on Sunday, referring to a January 2021 call between Trump and Georgia’s secretary of state.
  • 50 years after Watergate, Woodward still wonders why Nixon did it

    06/19/2022 2:38:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 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...
  • Watergate anniversary: Media frequently invokes term 'worse than Watergate' when covering modern scandals

    06/17/2022 3:08:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Fox news ^ | 06/17/2022 | David Rutz
    With Friday marking the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, Fox News Digital takes a look back at the media's fondness for invoking Watergate in its coverage of modern scandals. Throughout the presidency of Donald Trump, figures on CNN, MSNBC and other networks frequently referred to the infamous White House scandal that brought down Richard Nixon in their coverage of Trump, often saying what he was accused of was "worse than Watergate." From the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the 2019 Ukraine phone call, to his handling of coronavirus and the sprawling Russia investigation...
  • Post-Watergate reforms may frame DOJ decision over prosecuting Trump

    06/17/2022 12:58:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/17/2022 | John Kruzel
    The break-in at the Watergate complex 50 years ago today led to a sweeping government ethics overhaul that included a push to insulate the Department of Justice (DOJ) from politics. In a historical twist, this nearly half-century-old corrective may help frame the DOJ’s fraught decision over whether to criminally charge former President Trump for his effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
  • 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 · 28 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...
  • Scarborough: January 6 Hearings ‘Every Bit as Compelling as Watergate Hearings’

    06/16/2022 7:40:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Thursday touted the House Select Committee’s primetime hearings over the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Scarborough agreed with The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanigan, who said she was as “riveted” by the hearings as her parents were with the Watergate hearings. The MSNBC host added he didn’t think the American people would care about the hearings but noted that the “numbers have been staggering.”
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: It Takes A Trudeau, Britt Still Rhymes With...., Is China Next After Russia? You Say Guns But Are We Really Going To Pot?

    06/12/2022 3:15:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/11/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    The Monologue Consider this one the powers that be in Big Government-Big Business don't want to create any more electricity generating capacity with fossil fuels. But these same powers want everyone to use electric cars. And they want to manipulate electricity production towards wind and solar. "A Nationalist Is The Same As A Communist"... The Police Unions Are A Powerful Force In Our Country-Ask Chesea Boudin... It Takes A Trudeau To Help Explain Watergate... Newsdump Alert: President Trump Endorses Katie Britt In Republican US Senate Runoff In Alabama Donald Trump getting in bed with Mitch McConnell this weekend not to...
  • Bob Woodward says he plans to release a new audiobook with '9 hours of Trump interviews' that 'we have never heard before'

    06/08/2022 5:27:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Business insider ^ | 06/08/2022 | Bryan Metzger
    Long-time Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said on Tuesday that he plans to release a new audiobook based on 9 hours of a never-before-heard interviews with former President Donald Trump. "I'm going through, now, nine hours of Trump interviews I did, that were not published, we're going to put out an audio book, Simon & Schuster, of nine hours of Trump that we have never heard before," Woodward said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "You see who this man is, what he cares about, the self-focus, the absence of being concerned about the people out there," he also said. "This is...
  • 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...
  • 6 mistakes that led to the 1972 Watergate burglars being caught

    06/05/2022 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Cnn ^ | 06/04/2022 | Janelle Davis
    (CNN)Their mission was to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, bug the room and photograph documents. If everything had gone as planned, no one would have ever known. But instead June 17, 1972, became an infamous day. The burglary set off a series of actions that brought down Republican President Richard Nixon -- the only US president to resign. "Watergate is the largest political scandal in American history," John Dean, who was White House counsel to Nixon, told CNN for the Original Series "Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal," which commemorates its 50th anniversary.
  • Barry Sussman, Washington Post Watergate Editor, Dead at 87

    06/04/2022 8:30:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2022 | Dana Kennedy
    Barry Sussman, a key editor who helped oversee the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they covered the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 87. Though not as well known as the more flamboyant Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, Sussman played an indispensable role in the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the scandal that resulted in President Richard M. Nixon’s 1974 resignation. As the District of Columbia editor, Sussman was part of the story from the very beginning, when the paper learned of a break-in of the Democratic National headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington on...
  • Fake Watergate Heroes: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

    05/25/2022 1:27:04 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 13, 2022 | Geoff Shepard
    This June 17 will mark 50 years since five burglars were caught red-handed in the Watergate offices of the Democratic National Committee. We will be regaled once again with laudatory tales of the two intrepid cub reporters, whose dogged investigative work thwarted a determined cover-up by President Richard Nixon and his henchmen. *** The truth behind a separate troubling event did not emerge until Jeff Himmelman’s book Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee was published in 2012. He tells the story of his discovery of a seven-page Bernstein memo in Bradlee’s files, detailing Bernstein’s highly improper interview...
  • FBI agent who became key government witness in Watergate scandal that toppled Nixon's presidency dies at the age of 83

    05/07/2022 10:53:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 05/06/2022 | Paul Farrell
    One of the bumbling crooks in the infamous Watergate Hotel break-in that set off the chain of events leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon has died. Alfred Baldwin III, who later became a star witness for the prosecution against the rest of the burglars, died after a battle with cancer in January 2020 but his death was not made public until now. He was 83 years old.