One long-lasting Watergate myth is that the coverage of the Watergate scandal was a great success for the news media in America, in that, as many have said facetiously, the press dethroned a president. There …Read More →
Posts Tagged with: Richard Nixon
The 1988 Willie Horton ad is to this day regarded as one of the most vicious ads in American presidential politics, a trend-setter for ugly campaigns ever since. When people ask, “Who let the dogs …Read More →
Republican presidents and other leaders after Nixon quit on democracy, sometimes criminally, straight on through to the Donald Trump era. This segment of Watergate at 50 is the first of several describing how we got …Read More →
Recently a group sent me a dozen Watergate questions. Some are strictly about the old days, some about how Watergate is relevant today.
Is it possible we’ll ever know what exactly was on the deleted part …Read More →
I’ve been asked to talk to some journalism students this week about investigative reporting, and specifically to get into the importance of asking good questions. Also to discuss my involvement in Watergate coverage. By coincidence, …Read More →
Watergate has plenty of political messages. Here are a few that stand out.
The power of public opinion. As the Watergate scandal developed, few national leaders spoke out against Nixon despite his obvious crimes, and Nixon might …Read More →
In a 2012 book, writer Max Holland wrecked the image of Deep Throat as an idealist who was sickened by the Watergate scandal. Here is a slightly edited version of my review of the book, …Read More →
This is a slightly edited version of a piece I wrote in 1997, on the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. It deals with the Deep Throat myth, which had grown full-sized by then, and …Read More →