What are the striking similarities between Nixon’s Watergate and what might be called, inevitably, Obama’s Media Mattersgate?
- The use of Private investigators to investigate the private lives off opponents: In the Nixon era, hiring a private investigator (Tony Ulasewicz) to investigate the private lives of opponents was the brainchild of John Ehrlichman. In the Obama era, hiring private investigators appears as a Media Matters recommendation in a memo by Karl Frisch. (Source: Nice Deb)
Deb points out a little later in her post that Frisch wrote in a memo:
“We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts, reporters, prominent contributors, senior network and corporate staff.”
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