Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward did an excellent job of exposing Watergate. It was old school journalism at work. Bernstein and Woodward did a lot of digging to get at the truth. But how much of the story did the two reporters miss? If they did they may have uncovered connections between the Nixon administration, Howard Hughes and quite possibly the CIA.
In the September 1976 issue of Playboy there was an interesting article on the Watergate scandal. At the beginning was an eye opener. It was an illustration of Richard Nixon holding out his arms in a victory salute. Only he was a hand puppet on the hand of Howard Hughes. Hughes himself was a hand puppet on the hand of a very large reptile or demon.
It had me wonder to this day about the connection between politicians, big business and who controls them from behind the scenes. The puppets are easy to see to spot but exactly who are the puppet masters?
Why were attempts to discredit the Democrats? To my knowledge the Republicans were a shoo in to win to win that election. As the investigation continued how many pieces of the puzzle were missing? I’d like to know how deep the connections between all concerned were.
Hughes was well known for his quirks. Towards the end of his life Hughes was quite reclusive. His fear of germs was well known. It was possible that Hughes had HIV or AIDS. Hughes locked himself in darkened rooms. There is a fine between genius and madness. Hughes had a foot in each one.
A case could be made that Watergate started the process of mistrust people have for elected officials. News reporters used to be tough seekers of the truth who got their hands dirty. But in the last few years both print and TV reporters have turned into mouth pieces reading or writing a script. How I long for the days of honest reporting. How long will the lies and fear mongering go on before the plug is pulled?
Ron Murdock has lived and worked in Western Canada all his life, and will continue to do so until his last day on Planet Earth. He has a good number of interests and hobbies which include dogs, freight trains, baseball and astronomy. Ron wants to know what the truth is, and nothing but the truth, and will do what research it takes to find it. The best compliment he can get is when a person says his writing, or what he says, gets them seeking.