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All the Presidents Men Essay

  • Submitted by: hardunph
  • on January 24, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,176 words

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On June 17th, 1972, Frank Willis, a security guard at the Watergate building in Washington D.C., noticed that a piece of taped had been placed over the latch of a stairwell door. He didn’t think anything of it so he pulled it off and continued his rounds. Around an hour later he noticed that the door had been taped again so he called the police (I was disappointed when I found out it wasn’t Forrest Gump who called them too). When they arrived they noticed tape had also been placed on the latch of the stairwell door on the 6th floor, which was being rented out by the Democratic National Committee. While searching the whole floor they found five men in the office of the Deputy Party Chairman Stanley Griegg. These five men were James McCord, Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, and Vigillo Gonzalez. Investigators later found out that the first break in occurred in May 1972, when the five men stole copies of top-secret documents and bugged the office’s phones to assist the Republicans in the upcoming election, but when the wiretapping failed the group returned to the Watergate building on June 17th. All five men were arrested and convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and wiretapping.
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were the two lead investigative reporters who covered this scandal for the Washington Post. Their articles led to the further investigation of Nixon’s involvement in the scandal. At the time Woodward had only been working for the Post for around nine months, whereas Bernstein had been there for about six years. Woodward graduated from Yale in 1965, worked for a year at the Montgomery Sentinel to gain journalistic experience, and then continued on to report for the Washington Post, where he is currently an associate editor. Bernstein started his career as a copyboy for the Washington Star, but since he did not have a college degree, he was not allowed to write for the paper so he left to write for the Elizabeth Daily Journal in New Jersey. After...

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