Why the press will never have another Watergate moment

Why the press will never have another Watergate moment

May 29, 2022 by Washington Post

Key Facts

  • Richard M. Nixon waves goodbye while departing the White House on Aug. 9, 1974 after resigning the presidency over the Watergate scandal.
  • (Chick Harrity/AP) You’ll be hearing a lot about Watergate in the next several weeks, as the 50th anniversary of the infamous June 17, 1972, burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters approaches.
  • There will be documentaries, cable-news debates, the finale of that Julia Roberts miniseries (“Gaslit”) based on the popular Watergate podcast (“Slow Burn”).
  • I’ll be moderating a panel discussion at the Library of Congress on the anniversary itself — and you can certainly count on a few retrospectives in this very newspaper.

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