Nixon and the press

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From just released tapes, April 4, 1972 [emphasis added]:

NIXON: "Return the calls to those poor dumb bastards ... who I know are our friends. Now do it ... We made the same mistake [Dwight] Eisenhower made, but not as bad as Eisenhower made, because he sucked the Times too much ... G-d damn it, don't talk to them for a while. Will you enforce that now?'

Note how Nixon wanted to freeze out the Times. Sort of like Bush has frozen out the Times. The more things change...

UPDATE: Listen to Nixon repeat like a mantra, "The press is the enemy."

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