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  • Mystery of Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes Soon Could Be Solved

    07/29/2009 7:43:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 2,287+ views
    London Times ^ | July 29th 2009
    Mystery of Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes Soon Could Be Solved Wednesday, July 29, 2009 One of the great political mysteries — what was said by President Nixon during a suspicious 18-minute gap on the Watergate tapes — could soon be solved thanks to a keen-eyed amateur sleuth and modern crime-fighting technology. The missing section of a 79-minute conversation between Nixon and his Chief of Staff, H. R. “Bob” Haldeman, was erased. It had been recorded during a meeting on June 20, 1972, three days after operatives connected to the White House broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee...
  • Watergate Hotel Fails to Attract Bid

    07/21/2009 5:49:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 662+ views
    Washpost ^ | 07/21/09 | Lisa Rein
    The Watergate Hotel was taken back this morning by the German bank that foreclosed on its debt-ridden owners at an auction that failed to attract any bids, despite international attention. But the fate of the 251-room hotel that will be forever linked with the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon is far from decided. PB Capital, a subsidiary of Deutsche Postbank AG, made a $25 million credit bid for the property, which has views of the Potomac. The bank, which is owed $40 million by developer Monument Realty, will now market the 12-story hotel to interested buyers in a private...
  • Hotel That Launched The Watergate Scandal Goes Up For Auction [Karma?]

    07/19/2009 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 661+ views
    London Times ^ | July 19th 2009
    July 20, 2009 Hotel that launched the Watergate scandal goes up for auction Tim Reid, Washington The Watergate Hotel, scene of the 1972 burglary that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, is to be auctioned off tomorrow. The owners of the hotel, who bought it in 2004 with the hope of restoring it to its former glory as one of Washington’s most luxurious establishments, defaulted on a $40 million bank loan, and a repossession order expired last week. It is an extraordinary development for the hotel, which is part of the complex that gave its name to America’s greatest political scandal. President...
  • Truth will out (Obama, birth certificate- Certifigate)

    07/18/2009 2:45:02 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 94 replies · 5,258+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 18, 2009 | Pat Boone
    "Be sure, the truth will find you out." Interesting phrase, isn't it? Not "you will find the truth ..." Not even the biblical promise, "You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free," in the Gospel of John, 8:32...................... He has paid his team of lawyers almost a million dollars to produce a Certification of Live Birth, a "short form" document, a print-out of information that has been entered – at some point in time, by someone – into a computer database. This is not a birth certificate. The state of Hawaii does not accept a Certification...
  • Auction on Watergate Hotel Could Begin Next Week

    07/16/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies · 499+ views
    AP via ^ | July 16, 2009
    The famous hotel could be open for bids next week The Watergate Hotel made famous by a presidential scandal is expected to be on the auction block next week. Alex Cooper Auctioneers is announcing that it will take bids Tuesday on the Washington landmark. [snip] The Watergate complex was made famous by the 1972 burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
  • Et tu, Brute...

    06/18/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 15 replies · 1,096+ views
    The New Nixon ^ | June 18, 2009 | Bob Bostock
    Et tu, Brute… Shortly after becoming director of the Nixon Library in 2007, Dr. Timothy Naftali invited the nation’s press in to witness the removal of the Nixon Library’s Watergate exhibit. Declaring, “I can’t run a shrine,” he gleefully presided over the destruction of the exhibit, which resulted in numerous articles reporting that the “whitewash of Watergate” was over at the Nixon Library. Dr. Naftali went on to assert, “The challenge is to present a controversial, traumatic and important story in a fair and historically accurate way.” By any measure, he has failed his own definition of success. Two...
  • NAULTY: John Dean invitation a bad move [Nixon Derangement Syndrome alert]

    06/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Susan Naulty
    Officials at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., have invited John Dean to speak there on the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, slapping the faces not only of those sympathetic to the former president but, more important, history itself.
  • Cuban-born Watergate burglar dies in Florida at 92

    06/07/2009 12:29:21 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies · 834+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | Fri Jun 5 | DAVID FISCHER
    MIAMI – Bernard Leon Barker, one of the five Watergate burglars whose break-in led to America's biggest political scandal, died Friday in suburban Miami. He was 92. The Cuban-born former CIA operative who also participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion died at his home after being taken to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center the night before, said his stepdaughter, Kelly Andrad. He appeared to have died from complications of lung cancer, and he had also suffered from heart problems. Barker was one of five men who broke into the Watergate building in Washington on June 17, 1972. A piece...
  • 2 Ex-Timesmen Say They Had a Tip on Watergate First

    05/24/2009 10:00:02 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies · 868+ views
    NYT ^ | May 24, 2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    The Watergate break-in eventually forced a presidential resignation and turned two Washington Post reporters into pop-culture heroes. But almost 37 years after the break-in, two former New York Times journalists have stepped forward to say that The Times had the scandal nearly in its grasp before The Post did — and let it slip. Robert M. Smith, a former Times reporter, says that two months after the burglary, over lunch at a Washington restaurant, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, L. Patrick Gray, disclosed explosive aspects of the case, including the culpability of the former attorney general,...
  • Man bites newspaper- newspaper problems traced to Richard Nixon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/14/2009 11:56:29 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | April 14, 2009 | Steven Stark
    It's not news that newspapers are in huge trouble — victims of technological change and a mini-depression. What is news is the unadorned glee that is greeting the demise of newsprint. When auto or city workers lose their jobs, there's talk of bailouts and extra measures to cushion the trauma, and even mournful country songs written in tribute. And when newspapers close? The blogs are full of self-congratulations at the demise of the journalistic establishment. "Seeing newspapers fall apart brings me joy," writes an anonymous essayist in a broadside reprinted on the blog Reflections of a Newsosaur. Then there was...
  • "ACORN" vs "CRP" (vanity)

    03/14/2009 1:59:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies · 462+ views
    When conservative Eagle Scouts conducted themselves in partisan fashion in support of their President, it was criminal and the scandal which defined an entire generation. When liberal communists do pretty much the same thing. Nobody cares.
  • On the Death of Deep Throat

    12/23/2008 12:45:13 PM PST · by donna · 34 replies · 1,318+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/23/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "De mortuis nil nisi bonum." Of the dead, nothing but good. So said Dean Acheson of Sen. Joe McCarthy on his death in 1957. "Tailgunner Joe" had bedeviled the secretary of state for his lassitude toward communist penetration of State in President Truman's time. But the passing of Mark Felt, associate director of the FBI in the later Nixon years, lately exposed as "Deep Throat," the source for the Woodward-Bernstein stories, calls forth some rebuttal to the tributes lavished upon Felt as the honest lawman who saved our republic. When the Watergate break-in was traced to the Committee to Reelect...
  • Deep Throat: Too Late the Hero

    12/22/2008 5:01:36 AM PST · by RKV · 41 replies · 2,787+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 20 Dec. 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    When I decided to write something on Mark Felt who passed away this week at 95, an online friend, Narciso, wrote of the “incremental irony of Mark Felt.” When I asked him to elaborate he wrote back: He conducted illegal or at least dubious surveillance against the Weathermen, he then faults Nixon for the same tactics, he undermined his own agency and ultimately almost ended up in jail. Besides sage words about being wary of the motives of government employees bearing tales of corruption to the press, Narciso’s words constitute as complete an epitaph of Mark Felt as I can...
  • Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95

    12/19/2008 10:38:33 AM PST · by Publius804 · 48 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | December 19, 2008 | Associated Press
    Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95 SAN FRANCISCO — W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95. Felt died Thursday in Santa Rosa after suffering from congestive heart failure for several months, said family friend John D. O'Connor, who wrote the 2005 Vanity Fair article uncovering Felt's secret. The shadowy central figure in one of the most gripping political dramas of the 20th century, Felt insisted his alter ego be kept secret...
  • Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat' in Watergate reporting, dies

    12/18/2008 10:07:11 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 75 replies · 2,848+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 19, 2008 | Laura Norton
    Mark Felt, the FBI official who as the anonymous journalistic source "Deep Throat" helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 95. Felt suffered from congestive heart failure but the immediate cause of death was not known on Thursday night. "He was an important person for the history of our nation, but also such a gem and such a treasure to our family," said his grandson Nick Jones, who confirmed the death. "He was a great man." Jones said the family would issue a formal statement on Friday. In...
  • Fox's Wallace defends Bush at screening

    12/02/2008 11:37:36 AM PST · by Postman · 93 replies · 3,228+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | Jon Ward
    "Fox News journalist Chris Wallace on Monday evening defended President Bush against criticism by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard that the president has abused his office in a way similar to President Richard Nixon..."

    11/21/2008 10:06:00 AM PST · by johnwcassell · 5 replies · 350+ views
    John W. Cassell's MySpace Blog ^ | 21 November, 2008 | John W. Cassell
    At 0230 I typed the words THE END into my manuscript of UNCERTAIN PARADISE: 1973 ***The Latter Days***. It was electronically submitted to my publisher...the contract is signed. I told my wife I was within ten or so pages of finishing it yesterday morning. Her reaction: "Hmmmm." After nearly thirty years of marriage I was able to translate: wake me up when we're rich. She's got to be kidding. Barack Obama mentions a book and it's a best seller. He'll never read my stuff. Part One of Uncertain Paradise: 1973 deliberately left several threads unresolved. That is, after all, what...
  • Curious About Watergate (vanity)of

    11/20/2008 10:07:32 AM PST · by Hyzenthlay · 55 replies · 1,178+ views
    Hi everyone! So, I saw a promo for something like a movie or TV show about Watergate the other day, and that sort of sparked my curiousity about what the whole scandal was about - up until I started researching it, I only had some vague understanding that there was a break-in, a big scandal, some partially erased tapes, and Nixon resigned. Well, after researching it quite a bit I have a much better understanding of the whole fiasco, but there are still a few things that I don't understand or can't make sense of yet. I'm also wondering if...
  • It’s Tricky

    11/14/2008 5:45:10 PM PST · by MartinaMisc · 15 replies · 904+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/14/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Thirty-five years ago this month, the edifice began to collapse. “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook,” said President Richard Nixon at a televised press conference on November 17, 1973. “Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." Of course, Nixon was a crook, and less than a year later he would resign from the White House, his legacy saturated with scandal. Nixon’s disgraceful departure inflicted a wound upon the American psyche that would not be fully healed until the election of Ronald Reagan six years later. Some believed that Jimmy Carter’s...
  • McCain Expresses Concern Over Unfettered Fund Raising [Fox interview]

    10/19/2008 11:26:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 1,326+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | 2008-10-19 | Elizabeth Holmes
    John McCain suggested Sunday that Barack Obama’s record-breaking fund raising was a gateway to corruption. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican nominee expressed concern over the amount of money his Democratic opponent was raising — and spending. Obama brought in a jaw-dropping $150 million in September, eclipsing his past record of $66 million. In talking about the news, McCain repeatedly referred to the Watergate scandal that resulted in the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon. McCain pointed to that incident, which included Republicans breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices, as an example of the kind of...