Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought

In a must-read Washington Post piece, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward look back at Richard Nixon's presidency and debunk the "often unchallenged" notion "that the coverup was worse than the crime" saying this idea "minimizes the scale and reach of Nixon's criminal actions." "In the course of his five-and-a-half-year presidency, beginning in 1969, Nixon launched and managed five successive and overlapping wars -- against the anti-Vietnam War movement, the news media, the Democrats, the justice system and, finally, against history itself.

  • We must still fear Ted Cruz: His campaign may be over, but sadly for ... - Salon
    Cruz is a man with a distinct eau de Nixon about him, a fierce tenacity ... To make things worse, it’s obvious that Cruz wasn’t doing this out
    05/4/2016 - 12:20 pm | View Link
  • The Daily 202: #NeverTrump Republicans consider their options, ... - Washington Post
    “[but] when the frontrunner of the GOP is worse than Her Majesty ... Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 3, 2016 1972 "Democrats for Nixon" 1984 "Democrats
    05/4/2016 - 10:29 am | View Link
  • A Racist, Sexist Lying Con Man Sits Atop The Party Of Lincoln - Huffington Post
    ... by former Reagan campaign guru Lee Atwater and former Nixon aide Roger ... And I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding." One ...
    05/4/2016 - 9:22 am | View Link
  • Ted Cruz Will Die So That You May Live 7 hours ago - Rolling Stone
    ... was bound to occasion at least one night of Nixon-esque recrimination ... He still sounded like one, just turned up to 11.  Worse, without a ...
    05/4/2016 - 9:11 am | View Link
  • The Daily 202: After Trump's Indiana romp, anti-Trump Republicans ... - Washington Post
    “[but] when the frontrunner of the GOP is worse than Her Majesty ... Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 3, 2016 1972 "Democrats for Nixon" 1984 "Democrats
    05/4/2016 - 8:13 am | View Link
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  • Limbaugh: Obama lie worse than Nixon
    Rush Limbaugh on Friday said President Richard Nixon “resigned over a lie” nowhere near as big or damaging as President Barack Obama’s “lie about keeping your insurance,” which he called perhaps “the biggest lie ever told by a sitting president.”
    04/29/2016 - 7:35 pm | View Link
  • Echoes of '68, only worse: Dick Nixon assesses an angry America
    Bob left work early. Mary got a babysitter. They got in the car, drove to the city, and paid through the nose for parking. They’d never done this for a presidential candidate before, or any candidate. But hell, isn’t it time for some nut-cutting?
    03/13/2016 - 12:10 pm | View Link
  • Nixon betrayal far worse than GOP Iran letter: Column
    That, presidential records show, put Nixon's fingerprints on a stunning interference with the peace talks. USA TODAY Obama, GOP senators clash over Iran letter By then, the United States had bombed North Vietnam for more than three years. The so-called ...
    03/11/2015 - 4:32 am | View Link
  • Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions: ‘Worse than anything Nixon ever did’
    The intrusions into former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computers constitute the narrative spine of the reporter’s new book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s ...
    10/27/2014 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • Obama’s rating worse than Bush’s, worst since Nixon
    As the end of the year approaches, President Barack Obama is suffering the worst approval rating at this point in a two-term presidency since the Nixon administration. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Obama’s approval rating stands at 43 ...
    12/17/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • Top Constitutional Experts: Obama Is Worse than Nixon
    Objective Analysis: Obama Versus Nixon. In the wake of the twin scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice spying on ...
    05/1/2016 - 10:40 pm | View Website
  • White House Plumbers
    The White House Plumbers, sometimes simply called the Plumbers, were a covert White House Special Investigations Unit, established July 24, 1971, during the ...
    05/1/2016 - 2:12 pm | View Website
  • Watergate: The Scandal That Brought Down Richard Nixon
    “Watergate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in ...
    05/1/2016 - 2:05 pm | View Website
  • Nixon Imposes Wage and Price Controls
    President Nixon Imposes Wage and Price Controls. August 15, 1971. In a move widely applauded by the public and a fair number of (but by no means all) economists ...
    04/30/2016 - 4:05 am | View Website
  • Barack Obama Worse President Than Bush, Nixon, Poll Says
    YOU BROKE TIME.COM! Dear TIME Readers, As a regular visitor to, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters.
    07/1/2014 - 7:55 pm | View Website
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