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Saturday, August 9 marks the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation over the scandal known as Watergate. It’s hard to believe but 40 years after Nixon’s resignation the American public still does not know who ordered the Watergate break-in, what the burglars were looking for and why they did it.
The mainstream media narrative about Watergate is a grotesque and fantastic distortion of historical fact.
No one has sought to control this narrative more than former White House Counsel John Dean. Through his books, interviews, paid speeches, lawsuits and litigation Dean has spun the myth that he was a naïve and ambitious young man sucked into the Watergate cover-up by the evil Nixon and his men.
Now Dean is back with a brand new book “Nixon’s Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It” in which he seeks to write the “authoritative” narrative of Nixon and Watergate.
Dean claims his book is based on 1,000 hours of tapes that only he has had transcribed. Missing from the July 27 New York Times review of the book by presidential historian Robert Dallek is the fact that Dean refuses to submit these transcripts for independent review.
Although Dean says his goal to “reconstruct the full history of the scandal” his book is anything but the full or complete story.
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