I just finished watching Frost/Nixon, and I'm kind of interested in watching the Nixon Tapes now. But I'm curious as to whether they're a little shitty, since the movie portrays Nixon filling the first few interviews up with nonsense. So should I just watch the Watergate tape? Or are they worth wa…
Questions About Nixon Tapes
According to the Washington Post, the famous White House tape recordings that Nixon kept include recordings of aides G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt seriously plotting to assassinate muckraking journalist Jack Anderson in 1972. They were only stopped because the Watergate fiasco got in the way. Where can I get that recording? That the plot was caught on tape is mentioned in passing in Jack Anderson's 2005 Washington Post obituary: Mr. Anderson's work enraged those in power. President Richard M. Nixon tried to smear him as a homosexual, the CIA was ordered to spy on him, and, according to the Watergate tapes, a Nixon aide ordered two cohorts to try to kill the journalist by poisoning. The plot is described in this excellent NPR piece: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130192940 Mark Feldstein wrote about it in his book Poisoning The Press, though I haven't gotten a copy yet. The NPR piece contains an excerpt. Feldstein also wrote a good
I know the Supreme Court ordered the surrender of the tapes in July 1974, but Nixon could have saved himself by burning or otherwise destroying the infamous tapes.
Why did President Nixon even record himself? I refer to the Watergate tapes which revealed him to have ordered the break-in.
I mean, what good could come from Nixon recording all of his private conversations? And why weren't the tapes destroyed?
The US Supreme Court voted unanimously, 8-0 (Justice Rehnquist recused himself for conflict of interest), to affirm the District Court ruling upholding the legality of Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski's subpoena for the Watergate tapes. The...
Why did the release of the presidential tapes caused president nixon to resign?
Nixon was guilty of treason, and prolonged the war in nam. Thom Hartmann has talked about it several times, but I know most people don't listen to talk radio. And I understand the "liberal media" (by which I mean the corporate media) didn't talk about it much. LBJ tapes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3suucO6pOc
What is a good (the best?) book on Watergate, if I've just finished Rick Perlstein's Nixonland and want to know what happens next? No spoilers please. Nixonland was great. (I thought the bit about price/wage controls would help with insomnia, but I ended up staying up all night + finishing the book.) What's a good book on what happens next with Watergate and ultimately Nixon's resignation? Preferably, the angle/tone/focus of the book would be similar to Nixonland - centered around the characters first and foremost, and lots of rich details. Also, I'll be reading it on vacation, so breezy is cool. I imagine the White House tape transcripts wouldn't be the best place to begin. Some possibilities I'd love to hear comments on: All the President's Men. I saw the movie a long time ago late night + I was royally confused. Now that I have a better handle on the persons involved + the context, would this be a good place to start? Wars of Watergate: The La
Bill Clinton lied about Monica Lewinsky and was was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges. Richard Nixon got caught on tape influencing the local police with the Watergate scandal and resigned. But when Obama speaks publicly he lies more often than telling the truth. Is this against the law? I had a reply where someone asked why I did not add examples of Obama lying. The reason is the lies are to numerous. Example ending the war "the first thing I will do" of his new presidency. He has stated that "his plan worked" and the economy and unemployment is better now that is a outright lie. He promised to be a one term president if he did not fix the economy "Lie". Now we have 15 trillion in debt that did not fix anything we don't even know where 5 trillion went. I could go on for days. He said he would not raise taxes on people who make under $250,000.00 this may be one of the worst lie's of all because now it is down to like 40k or so. He said his presidency would be mor
What movies that are worth buying (that have a lot of replay value) should I add to my collection? Other than comedies? This is a list of all the movies I own Some of these are good and a few of these aren't so good lol, but it's an honest list ---8 Mile ---12 Monkeys ---25th hour ---28 Days Later 28 Weeks Later ---300 ---3:10 to Yuma (2007 version) ---Alien Aliens Alien 3 ---American Beauty ---American History X ---American Psycho ---Apocalypse Now ---The Aviator ---Baby Boy ---Back to the future Trilogy ---Bad Santa ---Batman (1989) Batman Returns Batman Begins The Dark Knight ---A Beautiful Mind ---Being John Malcovich ---Ben Hur ---Bevis and Butthead Do America ---The Big Lebowski ---Blood Diamond ---Blow ---Blue Streak ---Bones ---Boogie Nights ---Boondock Saints ---Born on the Forth Of July ---Boyz in the hood ---Brewsters Millions ---Broken Arrow ---Brown Sugar ---Bustin Loose ---The Butterfly Effect ---Cabin Fever ---The Cable Guy ---Car Wash ---Carlito's Way ---Casino --
Which books do you recommend I read and which books should I avoid? I'm a 17 year old girl in high school. Ackerman, Peter and Jack DuvallA Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict Alderman, Ellen and Caroline KennedyIn Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action The Right to Privacy Alterman, EricWhat Liberal Media? The Truth about Bias in the News *Amar, Akhil Reed and Alan HirschFor the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights Baker, LeonardBack to Back: The Duel Between FDR and the Supreme Court Beatty, Jack, ed.Colossus: How the Corporation Changed America *Berkin, CarolA Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution Beschloss, Michael, ed. Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson’s Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965
Ronald Reagan's Criminal Administration: "By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. In terms of number of officials involved, the record of his administration was the worst ever." James Watt, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior was indicted on 41 felony counts for using connections at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help his private clients seek federal funds for housing projects in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Watt conceded that he had received $500,000 from clients who were granted very favorable housing contracts after he had intervened on their behalf. In testifying before a House committee Watt said: "That's what they offered and it sounded like a lot of money to me, and we settled on it." Watt was eventually sentenced to five years in prison and 50
1. Timothy Leary, communes, and the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco were all part of (1 point) détente. the counterculture. the silent majority. realpolitik. 2. Two goals of the second wave of feminism were to (1 point) to make personal issues political and to allow women to work at home. to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and to protect reproductive rights. to pass minimum wage and maximum hours laws for women. elect Gloria Steinem president and Betty Friedan vice president. 3. What lasting impact did the women’s movement have on society? (1 point) The “glass ceiling” was finally shattered. The “pink collar ghetto” was closed down. Women’s opportunities and roles expanded. Poverty among women was greatly reduced. 4. In the 1970s, Native Americans won legal battles to (1 point) regain jobs they had lost to returning Vietnam veterans. establish permanent control over Alcatraz Island. repeal the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975. regain land, mineral, and wate
What is something that is going to be declassified in the near future by the government that you are looking forward to?
The US Govt. regularly declassifies top secret information it has acquired after a certain period of time generally after the agent or main entity has retired or passed away. The most recent is some of Nixon's tapes in which he was using racist & anti-semetic language in some of his conversatio…
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080321/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_e_mail;_ylt=Ak6d1_wbGUu8xtnxTLz3bzxh24cA Emails, what emails are you talking about ? I no hablo ingles. Watergate anyone ? LeAnne because it is the law for the records to be kept and made public according to the PRA, Presidential Record Act, enacted in 1978. http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1978-act.html "The PRA changed the legal ownership of the official records of the President from private to public, and established a new statutory structure under which Presidents must manage their records" don't be an idiot John. Losing emails is one thing but: "Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed" "Recycling — taping over existing data — raises the possibility that any missing e-mails may not be recoverable." is another. Did you even read the yahoo article before spouting off your rant ? http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/27607 "Investigations conducted by the FBI, Senate Watergate Comm