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The Unraveling Myth of Watergate

lee362 Wrote: May 25, 2012 7:37 AM
Thank you for the information. I stopped supporting Nixon when he instituted wage and price controls so I have no horse in this race but my b.s. detector went off when the story started breaking. It's nice to know that my intuition was correct.
Corbett_ Wrote: May 25, 2012 9:57 AM
That's another reason he should have been impeached. There were lots of reasons Nixon should have been impeached. It's just that Watergate was not one of them.

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...