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a year after the break-in that ignited the Watergate scandal, National Lampoon deadpanned a faux Soviet conspiracy that saw officials “removing bugs from telephones, mixing actual letters and telegrams from Soviet citizens in with the usual phony ones, telling the truth to foreign newsmen,” and refusing to lie at their own trials. Show More Summary

A Dream Come True

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Best grant of anonymity by a journalist since Watergate? This, from today's Times, gets my vote. pic.twitter.com/5tqS0h0sf6 — robert p. baird (@bobbybaird) February 25, 2015 Yesterday, the New York Times published an article that reviewed the new and improved restrooms at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

From gas shortages to bell-bottoms, new exhibition is a fascinating time capsule of 1970s America

last weekArts : Artdaily

Images of everyday life in 1970s America evoke disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl. At a time when the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal wore on the national psyche, a burgeoning movement to protect the natural environment was gaining force. Show More Summary

Why President Nixon Was Just A Poet Trapped In The Body Of A Crook

In the summer of 1974, the Nixon administration was forced to turn over secret tape recordings implicating Nixon himself in the Watergate scandal. Americans were then faced with two major revelations: their president had acted with criminal intent in one of the most famous scandals in U.S. Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Splash

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — The Atlantic Exchange Featuring Richard Edelman at the Watergate, 5 p.m. — New Member Mixer at the National Press Club, 6 p.m. Must-Read of the Day National Journal‘s Sarah Mimms looks at three strategies to spin a government shutdown. Fishbowl Fun Fact Australia has the largest camel population in the world. Front Page of the Day

Who Did You Talk To

You may have read some portion of the infamous Watergate transcripts. What you probably haven’t read is quotes from the transcripts rearranged into poetry. At The Paris Review Daily, a few representative poems by Richard Nixon, including “I Can’t Recall,” “The Position” and “In the End.” You could also read our own Michael Bourne on […]

Ratfking: a lengthy exposition, five questions, and a TV appearance

That’s what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratfking.  No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as “an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks.”  Donald Segretti, forged letters, false accusations, nasty leaks, that sort of thing: ratfking. Which brings us, in a circuitous fashion, to Eve Adams. Justin Trudeau’s inner […]

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Out of the toxic waste dump of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing to root out corruption in Washington. But in the 40 years since the historic reforms, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles. Show More Summary

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Out of the toxic waste dump of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing to root out corruption in Washington. But in the 40 years since the historic reforms, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles. Show More Summary

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Out of the toxic waste dump of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing to root out corruption in Washington. But in the 40 years since the historic reforms, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles. Show More Summary

The Watergate cover that Time ended up killing

According to artist Miggs Burroughs, Time magazine used “‘The Germans’ Testify” for the headline on his image of Nixon aides John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman in 1973, then decided to kill it. Burroughs tells Westportnow.com: “The cover was printed and wrapped around a few hundred thousand issues of the magazine, ready to be distributed, before … Read More

Sandy Socolow, Walter Cronkite’s CBS News Producer, Dies At 86

Sanford “Sandy” Socolow, described as Walter Cronkite’s “right hand” at CBS during some of the biggest news stories of the 1960s and ’70s, including the space launches, Vietnam War and Watergate, died Saturday, January 31, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York from complications of a long illness. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Splash

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Advanced Search Techniques at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m. — The Atlantic Exchange Featuring Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Foreign Minister of Qatar at the Watergate, 4:30 p.m. Must-Read of the Day Politico...Show More Summary

Did Cuomo know about Silver?

The question during the historic Watergate hearings in the 1970s was "What did he know, and when did he know it?" When the answers became known, President Richard Nixon had no choice but to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Deflate-Gate 2015: Is The Media Too Obsessed With The Patriots Football Scandal?

The “Deflate-gate” scandal is causing the media to blow up over an underinflated football. Some would say that the media is treating the football scandal like Watergate. “Deflate-gate” got its name when the New England Patriots were accused of underinflating some footballs that were used during their games. Show More Summary

Down the Rabbit Hole at the Richard Nixon Museum

Richard Nixon is a disgrace. This might be one of the least controversial statements you can make regarding American politics: In the wake of his resignation following the Watergate scandal, the 37th president's legacy was pretty much established. Show More Summary

Jan. 8, 1973: Watergate Trial Begins #TBT

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Watergate Committee (credit: United States Senate Historical Office) On this day 42 years ago, the trial of seven men accused of breaking and entering into the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate began. Before Judge John Sirica...Show More Summary

All Cooled Off: As Congress Convenes, Former Colleagues Will Soon be Calling From K Street

Seven years after President George W. Bush signed the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) into law and then-Sen. Barack Obama, (D-Ill.) declared it to be “the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate,” a joint analysis by the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics suggests the effort may have misfired. A key…

Today in Media History: Watergate helped create the PBS NewsHour

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The history of the PBS NewsHour can be traced back to the Watergate hearings. Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer covered the 1973 hearings for PBS. In 1975 MacNeil began anchoring The Robert MacNeil Report which soon evolved into the 30-minute...Show More Summary

Edward Brooke dies at 95; Republican Senator from Massachusetts

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Edward Brooke, the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote and the first Republican senator to call for the resignation of President Nixon over the Watergate scandal, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 95.

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