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How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?

The [Fox News] network aired 281 segments alleging a “cover-up” by the Obama administration, with over a hundred references to past Washington scandals like Watergate and Iran-Contra. The study also found that Fox News tried 105 times to link Benghazi to Clinton's presumed political aspirations.

The NSA makes Watergate break-in look like kindergarten

The NSA and the British agency GCHQ have broken into Deutsche Telekom, according to der Spiegal. Their goal? Map the Internet. The initiative is called Treasure Map: [E]very single end device that is connected to the Internet somewhere in the world — every smartphone, tablet and computer — is to be made visible. The article [...]

What politicians can learn today from Reagan’s unexpected rise to power

Defeat in Vietnam, the OPEC oil embargo, Watergate, rising crime rates, and the first signs of the collapsing blue-collar economy marked the mid-1970s as among the toughest periods in American history. Rick Perlstein’s current best-seller, Invisible Bridge, chronicles that time. Its 880 pages and accompanying Web site portray the rise of Ronald Reagan from the […]

Long(ish) Read: Elizabeth Drew, “Obama & the Upcoming Elections”

Elizabeth Drew– who’s been doing smart reporting since Watergate — in the NY Review of Books, on ‘Obama & the Upcoming Elections‘: Thus far, interest in this year’s midterm elections is in almost inverse proportion to their importance…. Show More Summary

Watergate’s most lasting sin: Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and the pardon that made us all cynics

Ford let Nixon off 40 years ago today. That launched Iran/contra, Too Big To Fail -- and proved power trumps law

‘Follow the money,’ say ads funded by big-money groups

“Follow the money” is perhaps the most-cited phrase from the Watergate affair, though the source called Deep Throat never actually said that to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. Instead, it was a line written by screenwriter William Goldman for his Oscar-winning screenplay of “All the President’s Men” (1976),  based on the book by Woodward and […]

ESPN Host Compares Redskins Controversy to Watergate, Slavery

last weekNews : Mediaite

ESPN sports commentator Bob Ley on Tuesday compared the call for the Washington Redskins to change its name to the Watergate scandal that undid President Richard Nixon.

When late-night went political

On location The Dick Cavett Show broadcasts from the Senate Watergate Committee hearing room on Aug. 1, 1973. (Daphne Productions) ick Cavett isn’t the first hardnosed reporter who comes to mind when we think of the Watergate scandal. Probably because he wasn’t so much a capital-J journalist as a cornball-yet-erudite talk-show host. Still, over a two-year stretch he grilled...

But, really, what news organization covers a burglary arraignment these days?

One of the slides for class discussion on how media might cover Watergate today pic.twitter.com/0tHyi1FPyg — Bill Adair (@BillAdairDuke) September 1, 2014 Earlier: PolitiFact editor Bill Adair is named Duke University Knight prof (duke.edu)

FDL Book Salon Welcomes John Dean, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

I have been fortunate to get to know John Dean over the last number of years. We travel the country presenting seminars, mostly for lawyers, on the lessons and legacy of Watergate. [The Legacy of Watergate @ www.watergatecle.com]. Our particular focus is on John’s role as inhouse lawyer for the White House. Show More Summary

Book Salon Preview: The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

"In what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of America’s worst political scandals, The Nixon Defense shows how the disastrous mistakes of Watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for our own time."

Former Nixon Counsel John Dean: Right-Wing Media Impeachment Calls, Watergate Comparisons "Absolutely Silliness"

John Dean, former aide and counsel to President Richard Nixon, denounced right-wing media for "rewriting" the history of Watergate in order to attack President Obama, calling comparisons of current events to the historic scandal "nonsense"...Show More Summary

Richard Nixon was no Barack Obama

"Watergate" is so synonymous with political malfeasance that variations like Monica-gate and Weiner-gate are among dozens of others permeating our modern American cultural landscape.

“Well, who was the ahole that did this?”

With the recent 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation in 1974 about a week ago, there have been a number of articles about Watergate in the media.  That’s to be expected. Predictably, there have also been more “hit piece” articles about Nixon in the media recently – like this one from MSNBC.  That’s also to be […]

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Biz Pac Review: Sharyll Attkisson’s Impressive Account of How Watergate Would Play Out in Obama Era: Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News reporter who left the network complaining because of liberal bias, offered a sobering account of Sunday how she thinks Watergate would play out today in the Age of...

Marc Andreessen: Watergate coverage helped bring about ‘collapse in trust of print news’

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. (AP Photo) On Sunday, Marc Andreessen talked about press coverage of Watergate on his rollicking Twitter feed. Andreessen is a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which has invested...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen: Watergate coverage helped bring about ‘collapse in trust of print news’

On Sunday, Marc Andreessen talked about press coverage of Watergate on his rollicking Twitter feed. Andreesen is a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which has invested $50 million in BuzzFeed. 1/Something I believe...Show More Summary

Sharyl Attkinson: Things Would Be Much Different If Watergate Happened Today

How so? (Mediaite) On This Week Not with George Stephanopoulos, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkinson said that journalists today were more hindered, and politicians more emboldened, than they were in the days of Woodward...Show More Summary

Four Decades of Declining Trust in D.C.

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

The decline in political trust began with Watergate. But what’s striking today is how differently whites and non-whites views government.

Poll: Only 51 Percent Say Watergate Was a “Serious” Political Scandal

Forty years ago today Richard Nixon tendered his resignation as president of the United States. The announcement was reportedly...

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