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Hoover's Institution [and Bill Moyers revelation]
Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 Jul 2005 | Lawrence H. Silberman

Posted on 07/20/2005 6:32:32 AM PDT by docbnj

Only a few weeks before the 1964 election, a powerful presidential assistant, Walter Jenkins, was arrested in a men's room in Washington. Evidently, the president was concerned that Barry Goldwater would use that against him in the election. Another assistant, Bill Moyers, was tasked to direct Hoover to do an investigation of Goldwater's staff to find similar evidence of homosexual activity. Mr. Moyers' memo to the FBI was in one of the files.

When the press reported this, I received a call in my office from Mr. Moyers. Several of my assistants were with me. He was outraged; he claimed that this was another example of the Bureau salting its files with phony CIA memos. I was taken aback. I offered to conduct an investigation, which if his contention was correct, would lead me to publicly exonerate him. There was a pause on the line and then he said, "I was very young. How will I explain this to my children?" And then he rang off. I thought to myself that a number of the Watergate figures, some of whom the department was prosecuting, were very young, too.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1964; dontaskdonttell; goldwater; jenkins; johnson; moyers; moyersbarebacked
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To: Fury

With WSJ and Brit Hume reporting everybody important to Moyers will know. It has to sting.

21 posted on 07/21/2005 3:45:38 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: All

a newsworthy bump for gay basher Moyers

not mention dirty trickster Moyers.

22 posted on 07/21/2005 3:59:59 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: All

btt so everyone can see

23 posted on 07/21/2005 5:25:15 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Home of the free, because of the Brave)
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To: docbnj
I was very involved in the Houston, Texas, Goldwater Campaign in 1964 and believe me, there was not any chance of any gays being involved back then.

Were there any lezboos then?

No, Bender. They weren't around until the Ted Kennedy Presidential Campaign in 1976.

24 posted on 07/21/2005 5:34:01 PM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Haven't heard that one in a long time. LOL. Thanks for the memories.

25 posted on 07/21/2005 5:36:22 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Temple Owl


26 posted on 07/21/2005 8:09:45 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: wildbill

It's free right now.

Worth reading.

27 posted on 10/06/2006 8:45:39 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Jrabbit

It's a confusing sentence. I guess Moyers didn't want his children to know that he'd once gone after homosexuals for political purposes. Either that or he was in the restroom with Jenkins.

28 posted on 10/06/2006 9:24:37 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: narby

If we go through a 8-year run...starting in 1964...with Goldwater running is a vastly different place than today. Kissenger would never have been allowed to draw out the negoations and lengthen the war. By the end of 1965...B-52's would have gotten everyone to the table and wrapped up the mess before it started. The anti-war effort would never have occurred and Woodstock would have been just a simple meeting of a dozen bands...without significance. Joan Baez would never have been heard of...and the Smothers Brothers would have been held down to what they really were. The national park service would have found a very friendly Goldwater ready to enlarge the national parks and forrests. The Kremlin would have found a man very willing to go the distance and counter-balance whatever they were doing. Cuba likely would have fallen because an eventual 2nd Bay of Pigs would have been accomplished and been successful. Nixon would have found himself a newspaper editor job and never done anything else. By 1972, the economy would have been booming and a stronger America intact.

29 posted on 10/06/2006 9:39:56 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

So write an alternate history novel about it.

30 posted on 10/08/2006 4:33:09 PM PDT by narby
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