Skip to comments.The Untapped Secrets of the Nixon Tapes
Posted on 07/31/2014 1:04:55 AM PDT by BlopAndStop
Richard Nixon taped roughly 3,700 hours of his conversations as president. About 3,000 hours of those tapes have been released, while the rest remain closed to protect family privacy or national security. The public has a general impression of whats on the Nixon White House tapesthe expletives deleted, the so-called smoking gun when Nixon appeared to try to use the CIA to derail the FBI investigation of Watergate, the slurs against blacks and Jews.
But very few people have actually listened to more than a few hours of tapes. Less than five percent of the recordings have been transcribed or published. The tapes, stored at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, will in time give us a much clearer and more accurate picture of Richard Nixon. Two tapes-based books published this summer, timed to the 40th anniversary of Nixons resignation on August 9, 1974, go a long way toward showing Nixons underappreciated geopolitical genius and how he became the victim of his own emotionalism.
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This summer is the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s anniversary. It’s called history. “Those who fail to understand it are doomed to repeat it.”
I appreciate those willing to listen to 3000+ hours of boring tapes and document what’s in them.
Yep. Not so much interest from the writer in current day tapes, errr uh emails.
I can’t imagine anything more boring than listening to 3,700 hours of someone else’s conversations. Even if that someone was president. Even if some of the tapes were classified.
Now, I would like to know what is in some of the IRS emails and so-forth—because I think they probably contain evidence of politically motivated persecution. The evidence would be the only interesting part of those emails.
They went so far yesterday as to release tapes of Nixon talking about (get ready for it!): PANDAS! Yes, Nixon had an opinion on the 70s obsession with pandas. Then Morning Joe hauled out the truly ancient and senile John Dean to go through his heroic struggle with that ole cancer on the presidency. This while the world burns...
A very controversial Nixon tape released in 2010 was the conversation between Nixon and Kissinger about the Russian Jews emigrating to Israel.
The NeoCon republicans used that tape to attack Kissinger as an anti-Semite, but since he is a Jew, they could only call him a self-loathing Jew.
But, beneath the surface, the NeoCons were actually using the tape as way to undermine support for the Senate's ratification of the new START treaty, which Kissinger was a strong and outspoken supporter of.
Ultimately, the senate ratified the treaty with 71 votes.
And the Obama media has dwelled on 18 minutes of accidentally erased tape for 40 years, yet they ignore willfully destroyed hard drives, emails, and erased backup tapes by the Obama IRS.
I find it a little hard to believe that conversations the President has now are not in some way recorded.
John Dean WAS the cancer on the Nixon Presidency.
He’s a grotesque! How he managed to dine out on this story for 40 years is beyond me.
He serves the media narrative on Nixon. If there was a John Dean figure for the current regime (of course, how could you be even more personally corrupt than the current regime) who would “expose” it, he’d be the most media-reviled figure for eons.
Obama’s conversations probably are recorded, but his minions wouldn’t be as stupid as the Nixon crew (except for Rose Mary Woods) and would destroy them if need be.
I’ll never understand why Nixon didn’t burn the whole lot in March, 1973, the day McCord spilled the beans.
Since Nixon’s problems, we have had the first elected president ever impeached in America, yet few Americans even know that Clinton was impeached.
Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868, but not convicted by the Senate.
Nixon resigned before the House vote on impeachment.
Clinton was the second President ever impeached, but like A. Johnson, not convicted by the Senate.
Johnson wasn’t elected president so Clinton is the only elected president to be impeached.
“Deep Throat” was ...
A) David Gergen
B) Henry Kissinger
C) Mark Felt
D) All of the above
Felt, but there were a lot of rats running around.
Read post 13 again, it is accurate.