Killing of 6 children being re-tried 25 years later

The Washington Post

Woodward and Bernstein didn't actually bring down a president

Woodward and Bernstein didn't actually bring down a president

Forty-five years ago this week, five burglars with ties to President Richard M. Nixon’s re-election campaign were arrested inside Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington.

The break-in was the signal crime of a scandal that gripped the country for more than two years and culminated with Nixon’s resignation in 1974.

In the years since then, details about the Watergate scandal — a complex mosaic of espionage, deceit, burglary and conspiracy — have faded from collective memory while a mythical, media-driven narrative has taken hold.

The dominant narrative of Watergate avoids the scandal’s intricacies and maintains, quite simply, that...

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