Saturday, July 11, 2009

Why the Watergate narrative remains frozen in 1973

Watergate Figure John Dean Threatens to Sue Historian Over Damaging Tape Recordings

Love this quote from Fox News's James Rosen:

My book speaks for itself, and I think it's noteworthy that Dean has entirely avoided engaging its substance. Dean himself is well aware that his historical reputation has suffered enormously in the last two decades, and so he resorts to frivolous litigation and bullying tactics to rehabilitate himself. Not since Albert Speer [a Nazi minister convicted at the Nuremberg Trials] has a historical figure so assiduously used his post-prison writings to muddy and distort the historical record of the events in which he was culpable.

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