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November 13, 2005

Opinion, Opinion, Opinion

I grew up in the fifties and sixties. Sometimes via a song or a movie I go back, but I cannot stay. Life goes on. But I do remember Edward R. Murrow, his voice, that quintessential broadcasting voice. I remember the day Kennedy was shot. Like 9/11, that day was forever burned in my memory. I also remember Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974). I surmise that he’s “the law-breaking president that journalists brought down” (5). I have an opinion on that.

Richard Nixon was the first westerner to visit Mao’s China. He opened that door. Richard Nixon founded the Department of Environmental Protection. He was also instrumental in legislating equal rights for women. I liked Richard Nixon and still do. I felt “safe” with him as president; he excelled in international diplomacy. He was alleged to have assisted in the Watergate cover-up. Am I wrong, but didn’t Bill Clinton lie? I don’t hate Bill Clinton and I don’t hate Richard Nixon. Why does Nixon have to be continually vilified? Can’t we give him a little respect?

Concerning journalists “taking him down,” Bob Woodward was spoon fed information from the infamous “deep throat” alias Mark Felt, the FBI’s second in command under Hoover. Apparently, when Hoover died and Nixon overlooked Felt, the disenchanted Felt clandestinely met with Washington Post reporters and in double-agent style, HE brought Nixon down.

Posted by NancyGregg at November 13, 2005 8:15 PM