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The Unraveling Myth of Watergate

Yor12 Wrote: May 25, 2012 3:55 PM
----So Kenedy made a big speach anouncing that we would protect Laos, a land locked country with no way to supply them, from the Communists, although, he did send in a few militery troups to convince them to resist. Then came Johnson, who, with the help of the press, invented the North Vietnam attack on our war ship and, thus, started the war. What happened next is another story.

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...