The Watergate Affair


This analysis of the news media coverage will focus on the Watergate
affair which originally began on June 17, 1972 with the break-in of the
Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the prestigious Watergate office
complex in Washington D.C.. I will primarily concentrate on the negative impact
that media coverage had to the publics eye. This media coverage, although
justified and appropriate for the situation, ultimately destroyed the
credibility of Nixon's administration and the ability to run an effective
government which forced the first resignation of an American president.
The history of the events at hand is as follows. The Nixon
Administration financed a White House ...

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began a series of inquiries and investigations into the possible corruption
of White House Officials. (Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Volume 13,
page 1603)
Among those arrested on the night of June 17, 1972 were James McCord Jr.,
security coordinator for the Committee for the Re-election of the President (CRP
also known as CREEP). (New York Times, June 21, 1972, page 1, column 3)
Immediately after the arrests, the news media had already began initial
accusations and offering possible motives to the public through statements like:
There was continuing speculation here and in the Cuban community in
Miami that unnamed men, in or out of an anti-Castro organization, had carried
out a number of politically sensitive operations to win the Governments sympathy
for 30,000 to 40,000 Cuban refugees living in Spain. (4 Hunted in Inquiry on
Democratic Raid, New York Times, June 21, 1972, page 44, column 1)
On June 20, it came to the attention of President Richard Nixon ...

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White House consultant, E.
Howard Hunt. These men were all charged with conspiring to break in and plant
listening devices into the phone lines at the Democratic National Headquarters.
One man, although implicated, was not charged. His name was Alfred Baldwin, an
FBI agent who was a bodyguard for John Mitchell, the campaign manager, and his
wife. Mr. Baldwin had admitted to being assigned by James McCord to monitor and
transcribe the transmissions from the illegal bugs. These transcriptions were
then given to McCord who then turned them into memos that were distributed among
the CRP. (Investigations: Seven Down On Watergate, TIME Magazine, September 25,
1972, page 21)
The funds ...

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