Nixon’s Legacy On Presidential Media Tactics (The Atlantic)

American Union Flag (XXL)American presidents haven’t always been so media-wary in the name of “national security” and “executive privilege.” President Richard Nixon was convinced that reporters were out to turn the public against him, despite clear evidence of support from certain newspapers. As a result, he “intimidated journalists, avoided White House reporters, and staged events for television” — presidential practices that many take for granted now, 40 years after Nixon’s resignation.


  1. John W. Pierce, M.D. says:

    Richard Nixon as very troubled man. He was universally hated by me and all my friends. Nothing gave me more satisfaction than hovering around a television in the ICU of the hospital where I was training on August 9, 1974 watching his pathetic abdication speech!

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