Nixon's Enemies - Master List
"This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration, Stated a bit more bluntly --how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies. " [more inside]
posted by marienbad
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Bill Moyers' scathing 1987 special report on our secret government.(SLYT)(via)
(trigger warning: pictures and video of dead bodies) It includes an in-depth look at the Iran-Contra Affair and much, much more. Note: sound cuts out for a couple of minutes during the intro because of copyrighted song. Sound returns around 3:20.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar
on Mar 23, 2012 -
He was... "...the meanest, toughest, most ambitious S.O.B. I ever knew but he'll be a hell of a secretary of state." -- Richard Nixon
Meigs Haig, Jr.,
, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, who served US Presidents Nixon (as a military adviser, deputy assistant for national-security affairs, and chief of staff), Ford (chief of staff), and Reagan (secretary of state), has died at the age of 85
. Haig commanded a batallion
during the Vietnam War (where he was seriously wounded), managed the White House during the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon, and was himself a former Presidential candidate. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 20, 2010 -
"Rose . . . is as close to us as family".
Rose Mary Woods, who died Saturday at 87, was Richard Nixon
's private secretary
. In 1973 Woods was transcribing secretly
of Oval Office conversations
, working on a June 20, 1972, tape of a conversation
between President Nixon and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman
, that might have shed light on whether Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in
three days earlier. While she was performing her duties (.rtf file)
, she said, the phone rang. As she reached for it, she said she inadvertently struck the erase key on the tape recorder
and kept her foot on the machine's pedal, forwarding the tape. More inside.
posted by matteo
on Jan 24, 2005 -
is the Indian journalism Web site that published video of bribe-taking on the Net, launching a Watergate-like corruption
scandal at the highest levels of government. Since breaking the story, however, "Tehelka’s staff has gone from 120 people to three; its office has been vacated; its staffers arrested and harassed; and its debts have spiraled." But the site perserveres. And Malaysiakini
seems to be following in its footsteps. As Doc Searles says, it's "the duct tape of journalism
posted by hairyeyeball
on Sep 24, 2003 -
Nixon Ordered the Watergate Break-in. Jeb Stuart Magruder, the deputy director of Nixon's 1972 campaign, revealed in a PBS documentary to air on Wednesday that Nixon personally ordered the bungled break-in at the luxury Watergate Hotel complex.
It took 30 years, but the truth finally comes out.
posted by zaelic
on Jul 27, 2003 -
Nixon's Last Secret
The race is on to try to recover the missing 18 1/2 minutes of the infamous Tape 342. While it will be interesting to see what's on the tape (if it can be recovered) the big question is this: Why erase part of one tape and leave all the others intact?
posted by Irontom
on Jun 19, 2002 -
The Reagan Papers?
"The confidential memos, letters and briefing papers passed among Ronald Reagan and his top advisers were to have come out in January -- 12 years after Reagan left office, as established by post-Watergate laws.
But the White House counsel's office asked the National Archives to delay the release until at least June 21 so government lawyers can look at the files that researchers and others are waiting to dig through. "
posted by owillis
on Jun 7, 2001 -