40 Years Later: The Watergate Hearings

Monday, May 27, 2013

Republicans kept up the pressure on the Obama administration this weekend by calling for a special independent counsel to investigate the Justice Department's monitoring of journalists' records and the I.R.S.'s targeting of right-wing groups.

Talk of overreach and possible criminality have led some in the G.O.P. to make perhaps tenuous comparisons to events 40 years ago.

However, in the case of Watergate, at the heart of the scandal was a President directly orchestrating and conspiring against his enemies. And it all played out in front of the camera's when the Watergate Committee hearings began almost exactly 40 years ago.

Produced by:

Jay Cowit and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]


Of course forty years ago there was no shortage of
reporters engaged in investigative journalism
compared to the feckless partisan journalists
in the establishment media today.
Touching how quickly journalists are to give
this administration every benefit if the doubt.

May. 27 2013 09:34 AM

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