The President 's Men, The Amazing Reporting Effort By Bob Woodward

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Republican, Richard Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States serving from 1969 to 1974. He saw many accomplishments while in office: he ended American Fighting in the Vietnam, he ended the draft, passed anticrime laws, started a broad international environmental program, appointed Justices of conservative philosophy to the Supreme Court, reduced tensions with China, signed a treaty to limit strategic nuclear weapons, and he saw the first man land on the moon. Ultimately though the Watergate Scandal led Nixon to resign from office and showed how inside the White House walls, everything is not always politically correct. In All the President’s Men, the amazing reporting effort by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein show how…show more content…
27). Bernstein and Woodward soon realized that this case was going to be a big deal when they uncovered secret funds of around $800,000 controlled by John Mitchell, Nixon’s law partner and attorney general, that paid for the bugging of watergate and other illegal surveillance. While uncovering more details of this scandal, Bernstein realized that the “picture of the White House was in sharp contrast to the smooth, well-oiled machine [he] was accustomed to reading about in the newspapers” (chapter 2, p.28). The reporters were the main reason why the scandal was tracked all the way back to the White House. They had someone who made their job a little easier that they refer to as “Deep Throat”. This anonymous man told the reporters that the money should be what they focus their attention on. The reporters then attempted to communicate with employees of the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP). When they kept getting shut out they suspected that there was an organized cover up. It turns out that there was an organized cover up. Nixon kept insisting that the White House had nothing to do with the burglary. It was later found out that he had arranged “hush money” to provide the burglars. Not only that, but it became known that he had plans to
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