The 2016 Russia scandal is, in many ways, the mirror image of the Watergate scandal. Like a mirror image, what might appear to be a reflection is actually an inverted and opposite image.
It would be a far better country if the press took a perpetually adversarial approach to those in power. The problem is they don’t.
Ben Weingarten, as part of an Encounter Books series, interview Lord Conrad Black, former British newspaper publisher and author.
The Russia and FBI probes lure political partisans with the prospect of winning political battles by making an end run around ordinary politics.
Is it possible that the machinations in the Nixon administration resemble recent reports about the intelligence agencies under the Obama administration?
By now, John Dean’s pronouncements on the scandals du jour have become one of the most predictable tropes in political journalism.
A pardon lets the accused avoid punishment, but sears her guilt into the public consciousness. After all, an innocent woman does not need to be pardoned.
Just as in 1976, this year’s presidential winner will immediately look very weak in office.
Today, mainstream publications have become willing accomplices in suppressing the same type of information they worked so tenaciously to expose all those years ago.
It’s not just scandals like Watergate that have crippled voters’ trust. It’s also attitudes of entitlement and media fear-mongering.
Instead of striking immunity deals with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge about Hillary Clinton’s illegal emails, the Justice Department could have saved everyone time and just offered Hillary protection from all prosecution.
The same weekend the FBI releases a summary of an unrecorded interview with Hillary Clinton, she slips up and contradicts the document when talking with reporters.
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