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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 […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 460-

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’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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.

2 weeks agoNews : 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...

What If Watergate Happened Today?

(John Hinderaker) In this brief clip from ABC’s This Week, filmed this morning, Sharyl Attkisson answers that question–humorously but accurately, I think. But only because we have a Democratic president. If the next president is a Republican, journalism will undergo a renaissance:

Bob Woodward: Nixon Was Driven By 'Hatred' & 'Personal Revenge'

Forty years ago, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the story for the Washington Post about the members of President Nixon's staff playing a role in breaking into the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Show More Summary

Schieffer to Woodward: How Can Presidents Prevent Watergate-Type Scandals?

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer asked the famed investigative duo Woodward and Bernstein if they learned anything from Watergate that could help future presidents can avoid political scandals.

Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days of Woodward, Bernstein

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Show More Summary

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty by Michael Winship In August 1974, forty years ago this week, commentator Alistair Cooke faced a dilemma. The events of the Watergate scandal – “a Laurel and Hardy absurdity in the beginning,” Cooke recalled – had snowballed since 1972 from a farce of botched burglary into [...]

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

A crook resigned. Jonathan Bernstein has a good Watergate primer.   Jeff Shesol didn’t get the memo explaining that Nixon was the most progressive major political official between FDR and Rand Paul.

Weekend Reading: Talking Points Memo Publishes a Section of Rick Perlstein's "The Invisible Bridge"

Rick Perlstein: 40 Years Ago: How Nixon's Resignation Paved The Way For Ronald Reagan: "It seemed that by April 30 Richard Nixon had no choice... >...but to say something about Watergate: six Republican senators said they would not run for reelection unless he did. Show More Summary

Philosophy Weekend: Nixon and Watergate and Vietnam and Our Capacity For Shared Delusion

"It was a lust for political power" - Bob Woodward "There is no simple answer" - John Dean President Richard Nixon, caught in a big lie, resigned in disgrace forty years ago. As we commemorate our shared memories of this astounding political...Show More Summary

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