It was that kind of arrogance that drove Nixon onward, and eventually off the rails, after he saw how morally crooked the "keepers of the flame" were.
It'd be fun to see an Excel spreadsheet run out, balancing the "moral books" between Nixon and his chief antagonists in MSM, either the press as a whole or its leading lights in the "posse" that chased him from, well, 1952 to the grave.
Who was straighter? Who was the bigger hypocrite and liar? It would be a fun exercise to turn a bunch of sophomores loose on.
They'd come to the "correct" conclusion, those sophomores.