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Author O'Connor, John T., author.

Title Postgate : how the Washington Post betrayed deep throat, covered up Watergate, and began today's partisan advocacy journalism / John O'Connor.

Publication Info. Nashville, TN : Post Hill Press, 2019.
©2019
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  973.924 OCO    AVAILABLE
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Description 286 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes index (pages 275-286).
Contents Calling Woodward -- The Post uncovers Watergate -- Deep Throat -- Meeting Deep Throat -- Felt's friend -- Mark to kill -- The secret man -- The Post's publisher -- Woodward and Bernstein visit Deep Throat -- The epiphany -- The unexplored story -- Mullen and Hunt -- The Hermes notebooks, the CIA defense, and Dean -- The Baldwain cover-up -- The burgulary trial concealment -- James McCord -- Michael Stevens -- Lou Russell -- Eugenio Martinez and the key to Watergate -- The Baker report -- The Post responds -- G. Gordon Liddy -- Final argument.
Summary "The conventional wisdom of Watergate is turned on its head by Postgate, revealing that the Post did not uncover Watergate as much as it covered it up. The Nixon Administration, itself involved in a coverup, was the victim of a journalistic smoke-screen that prevented mitigation of its criminal guilt. As a result of the paper's successful misdirection, today's strikingly deceptive partisan journalism can be laid at the doorstep of the Washington Post. After Deep Throat's lawyer, author John O'Connor, discovered that the Post had betrayed his client while covering up the truth about Watergate, his indefatigable research resulted in Postgate, a profoundly shocking tale of journalistic deceit. In an era when numerous modern media outlets rail about the guilt of their political enemies for speaking untruths, Postgate proves that the media can often credibly be viewed as the party actually guilty of deception. Americans today mistrust the major media more than ever. Postgate will prove that this distrust is richly deserved." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. Supreme Court.
Washington post.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 -- Sources.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Journalism -- United States.
Corruption -- United States.
Political science -- United States.
ISBN 9781642932591 (hardcover)
1642932590 (hardcover)
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