Essay about President Nixon's Watergate Scandal

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The Watergate Scandal What is Watergate? Watergate is the biggest political scandal in The United States history. It included various activities to help President Richard Nixon win re- election in 1972. Watergate also resulted in Nixon’s resignation from presidency in 1974. June 17, 1972 a security guard notified the police that a door lock was taped at the Washington’s Watergate. Three officers responded to the call and found five burglars in suits with rubber gloves on, hundred dollar bills in sequence in their pockets and with electronically devices, in Larry O’Briens office. In this paper I will determine if Woodward and Bernstein stayed within acceptable limits. Three specific areas in which…show more content…
“About 53 of these 100-dollar bills were found on the five men after they were arrested at the Watergate” (Internet, Lukas). I think that in this situation the Washington Post did their job with acceptable limits. I think that if the information they got was available with out any trouble it was okay but to write a published story violated privacy. I don’t think anyone should be able to look through someone’s accounts or any privacy matter without permission of the person or permission to print. It is your right to have privacy. The first amendment gives you this right. Woodward and Breinstein tried to get Segretti to go “on the record.” In this situation, I think they pushed to the limits. You have the right to say no to a reporter. Segretti didn’t want to go on the record but they kept pushing him. They violated his privacy. They got his travel records and credit card records. I don’t think this is acceptable to go through someone’s personal records. It’s also a persons right to their own privacy. There are rules to publishing in this area though. If a person goes on the record you can use their name or thoughts. If a person goes on background you can use their thoughts and not their name. If someone goes on deep background you

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