All the President’s Men

2007-01-28

in Films and movies, Politics

Continuing to draw upon Kai’s excellent connection of DVDs, I watched All the President’s Men. Above all, it has reinforced my conviction that journalism is a noble but difficult profession. The amazing thing is that they were just relying on notes. These days, one can simply expect that all conversations, emails, and phone calls are being recorded.

Other people have already written better and cleverer things about the film than I can manage at the moment.

In the end, though, a reasonable person must suspect that the present American administration has engaged in deceit at a level that makes the Nixon administration look moderate by comparison. The question is when, if ever, that claim will be authoritatively confirmed or refuted.

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R.K. January 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm

In the end, though, a reasonable person must suspect that the present American administration has engaged in deceit at a level that makes the Nixon administration look moderate by comparison

Nixon got in trouble for trying to bug his democratic opponents. The second Bush administration, by contrast, has simply decided to bug everyone.

Mike Kushnir January 29, 2007 at 10:31 pm

that’s so funny: i watched a decent chunk of a.t.p.m. the other day. it provided a surprisingly lucid conversation with my ailing grandad.

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