Geoff Shepard

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Lies, Damn Lies and Dramatizations II: 'All The President's Men'

My earlier essay on intentional inaccuracies in the Frost/Nixon movie bemoaned the fact that this sort of quasi-documentary has such dramatic impact-because people actually “see” the invented wrongdoing-that it outweighs any writings constrained by actual fact. Perhaps the best example

Lies, Damn Lies and Dramatizations: 'Frost/Nixon'

Introduction: In a sense, son-in-law Edward Cox was mistaken when he told President Nixon shortly before his 1974 resignation that doing so would not stop the onslaught. You don’t know these people. I know them. Let me tell you something