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The Unraveling Myth of Watergate

Charles the Hammer Wrote: May 25, 2012 10:25 PM
McCarthy wasn't correct - he underestimated the number of actual spies by quite a few! On a serious note - yeah, he was right. And you are also right on about his going off the rails but, at the same time, that not having anything to do with the accuracy of his statements. the sinner, Charles

It was, they said, the crime of the century.

An attempted coup d'etat by Richard Nixon, stopped by two intrepid young reporters from The Washington Post and their dashing and heroic editor.

The 1976 movie, "All the President's Men," retold the story with Robert Redford as Bob Woodward, Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein and Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Ben Bradlee. What did Bradlee really think of Watergate?

In a taped interview in 1990, revealed now in "Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee," Bradlee himself dynamites the myth:

"Watergate ... (has) achieved a place in history...