Even forty years later, The Washington Post loves the opportunity to burnish its own Watergate legend. That scandal is somehow the Uber-Scandal of All Time And Space. This came in a Style-section front-pager on Thursday on Elizabeth Drew, who's barely been noticed since she was dumped by Tina Brown at The New Yorker twenty years ago.
Drew's Watergate diaries are being reissued, and Melinda Henneberger wrote "None of the current so-called scandals, as she sees them, can compare to Watergate, which was 'without precedent or successor.' But she isn’t so sure we’ve learned anything in the years since that would keep another 'totally out-of-control' president from trying to illegally undermine the adversaries that Nixon always made the mistake of seeing as enemies."