Nixon at 100: The David Frost Interview

"When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."

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To conclude Swampland’s five-part tribute to Richard Nixon on his centennial, here is one of the greatest moments from Nixon’s famous series of interviews with the British journalist David Frost in 1977. The clip comes from the third of four sessions Frost with Nixon, who only three years prior became the first (and only) President to resign. Take a look:

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ReneChang
ReneChang

David Frost's fiascointerview was flawed as it was design to sensationalise and trap Nixon who somehow needed the money.  This is clear from the film itself, Frost was being egged on by his producer to get something incriminating, and he got it.

Read my version of what may have happened at Watergate - "Watergate- The Political Assassination." . One must have an open mind in order to get at the truth.  For example, was Nixon worse than LBJ with his Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Reagan with his Iran-Contra fiasco and GW Bush with his WMD?.  Why were the Watergate culprits arrested at their third attempt at break-in?  If the consequences were not so serious, it was a laughable

notsacredh
notsacredh

I remember watching the interviews with Frost. They were and will always be a trip.

TrueBeliever
TrueBeliever

President Nixon was always polite to a fault.  That is why he was so laughable.