“John Dean: Nixon ‘Might Have Survived If There’d Been a Fox News’”


POLITICO

“And, says the man who famously flipped and became the prosecution’s star witness in the process that helped take down Richard Nixon, no one in the president’s orbit should assume they’re prepared for everything that cooperating witnesses George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn might be telling Bob Mueller, as their statements have suggested—whether it’s done out of confidence from their own review or just out of public bluster.
That’s exactly the mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, make about him: overconfidence.” MORE

” Donald Trump is a big fat liar — and the unquestioned heir to 50 years of GOP whoppers”


SALON

Richard Nixon, Republican candidate for president, is seen in Aug. 1968, location unknown. (AP Photo)
Richard Nixon, Republican candidate for president, is seen in Aug. 1968, location unknown. (AP Photo)

“What Ailes’ Biographer Found Out at Fox News”


“Schieffer: White House must rethink how it communicates”


CBS NEWS

President Barack Obama arrives at a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama arrives at a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS News) People often ask me, “Of all the administrations you’ve covered, which was the most secretive and manipulative?”

The Nixon Administration retired the trophy, of course. Since then, my answer is, “Whichever administration is currently in power.”

Information management has become so sophisticated, every administration learns from the previous one. Each finds new ways to control the flow of information.

It’s reached the point that if I want to interview anyone in the administration on camera, from the lowest-level worker to a top White House official, I have to go through the White House press office.

If their chosen spokesman turns out to have no direct connection to the story of the moment, as was the case when U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was sent out to explain the Benghazi episode, then that’s what we (and you, the taxpayer) get.

And it usually isn’t much.

So I am glad the President has asked the Attorney General to review whether his investigations into leaks is having a chilling effect on journalists.

But it shouldn’t stop there. The president needs to rethink his entire communications policy, top to bottom. It is hurting his credibility and shortchanging the public.

And to head the review, how about someone other than the Attorney General, whose department is so deeply involved? That makes no sense to me. [FULL QUOTE]

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The Vietnam War – Richard M. Nixon – An Evil Precedent


God protect America

from the

evils of Satan.

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GEORGE McGOVERN: GOOD BYE, GREAT SERVANT!


George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian, author and U.S. RepresentativeU.S. Senator, and theDemocratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. [WIKIPEDIA]

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The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Reviews Fox News and “Fast and Furious”


Newt,Callista and the New South


Tired of wearing the Reagan mantle, Newt now considers being the New Nixon!