Friday, February 16, 2007

Nixon or Bush?

So who is the worst liar in American history: George W. Bush or Richard Nixon. I watched a riveting documentary this week on PBS's Frontline documentary series on the state of the American media, which was focused on the Plame case.

I found more of the interview with Carl Bernstein on the Editor and Publisher web site. The answer to the question posed in the title of this post:

Nixon and his men lied and abused the constitution to horrible effect, but they were stopped.

The Bush Administration -- especially its top officials named above and others familiar to most Americans -- was not stopped, and has done far greater damage. As a (Republican) bumper-sticker of the day proclaimed, 'Nobody died at Watergate.' If only we could say that about the era of George W. Bush....

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