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 →
Posts Tagged with: Watergate scandal
Fifty years after the break-in some Watergate ideas emerge.
Among the main ones, in my view, are that the failure to prosecute Nixon and the Ford pardon of him did great damage to democracy …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 →
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 →