Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guess Who Cries Over Nixon?

The Ron Paul-hater.

Slate reports:
The title of Robert Redford’s new documentary, which aired on the Discovery Channel last night, is All the President’s Men Revisited. At times, it seems more like All the President’s Men Repeated.[...]

For sheer weirdness, no moment in the film surpasses the breakdown of former Nixon speechwriter turned game show host Ben Stein. Asked about Nixon’s resignation, Stein slumps down and begins to cry. “It was really sad, really sad,” he says. “I don’t think any president has been more wrongly persecuted than Nixon—ever. I just think he was a saint.”

The effect is mildly ridiculous.


  1. Towards the end of the program there were a lot of sanctimonious comments about how Watergate changed the press and press coverage forever afterwards, not mentioning, of course, that the press abandoned that role over the last twenty years. I almost threw up.

  2. Don't forget the Magic Money Tree cohort: