Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and ...
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Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and optimism forever been replaced in our national dialogue by doubt and cynicism? 2013 marks 40 years since 1973 - Watergate's most pivotal year. Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein doggedly investigated the scandal exposing the long, twisted trail of cover-ups and lies.Written by
Prescient for today in 2018 as it was in the 1970's
I write this review upon watching a "revisited" broadcast of this film Jan 2, 2018. I see Nixon and Trump walking in lockstep down the same hallway. The lies, the paranoia, and the attempts to stop investigations.
The main difference is that Nixon had a far more credible reputation than Trump has, and many more people believed Nixon than ever believed Trump. And since social media has come into being long after Nixon, Trump is able to manipulate public opinion far better than Nixon could.
As far as the film is concerned it was good to involve Woodward and Bernstein for this documentary and it amazed me that such a detective story could be so powerful a statement.
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