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Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and optimism forever been replaced in our national dialogue by doubt and cynicism? 2013 marks 40 years since 1973 - Watergate's most pivotal year. Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein doggedly investigated the scandal exposing the long, twisted trail of cover-ups and lies. Written by
This was a great documentary but I have to say that Ben Stein's comment "I don't think any president has been more wrongly persecuted than Nixon, ever. I just think he was a saint..." at which point he chokes up and removes his glasses to wipe his eyes, had me laughing because I thought he was making a joke! Until I realized he wasn't. I sat with my mouth open replaying what Stein had said.
I always thought Stein was funny, and I knew his politics ran to the right, but Nixon a saint? Stein is very touchy about anything that resembles an antisemitic comment, including a joke that includes a cliché Jewish character, so how can he support a president that was clearly antisemitic? (not to mention a drunk, a wife-beater, and a dog hater...) Did Nixon not say several times on the Whitehouse tapes something to the effect of "The Jews are out to get me"?
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