Charles “Chuck” Colson, evangelist, author and former hatchet man for President Richard M. Nixon, died today, two weeks after surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Mr. Colson was 80 years old.
As President Nixon’s special counsel, Mr. Colson played a major role in the Watergate scandal. While serving on the committee to re-elect the president he took part in the plan for White House “plumbers” like G. Gordon Liddy to steal background information from Democratic foes.
Politics as usual
Before some bumbling “plumbers” in Watergate gave him much bigger headaches, newspaperman Jack Anderson was one of the biggest thorns in Richard Nixon’s side. The columnist was, according to a new book by Mark Feldstein, akin to the Wikileaks of his day, publishing state secrets in his syndicated column and giving Nixon Read More
“Robert M. Smith, a former Times reporter, says that two months after the burglary, over lunch at a Washington restaurant, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, L. Patrick Gray, disclosed explosive aspects of the case, including the culpability of the former attorney general, John Mitchell, and hinted at White House involvement.
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Today, The New York Times‘ Brooks Barnes offered a hard-hitting A1 investigative report on how Angelina Jolie manipulates the press, especially how she uses access to her family to further her own agenda.
Writes Mr. Barnes:
Shifting the focus is one of Ms. Jolie’s best maneuvers, magazine editors and publicity executives say. When Read More
“This is not your father’s Watergate,” said James Rosen.
Mr. Rosen, an on-air D.C.-based correspondent for Fox News was speaking to NYTV on Monday afternoon. Next month, Doubleday will publish Mr. Rosen’s first book—a revisionist history of Richard Nixon’s downfall, called The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate.
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