Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center is leading the way in trying to gloss over and rewrite Watergate history in the wake of Mark Felt's admission that he is Deep Throat.
A June 1 MRC "Media Reality Check" insists that Watergate was all about "how to take down a Republican President for political gain and personal profit" and is upset that "the impeachment of Bill Clinton was routinely savaged by liberal reporters as a saga with 'no heroes.'"
June 1 articles at MRC sister site CNSNews.com attack Felt for allegedly being motivated by money and personal animus, followed up with attacks on Felt and/or defenses of Richard Nixon by Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, Charles Colson and G. Gordon Liddy. None of these stories describes the crimes of Watergate, and the Colson article fails to mention that he served prison time for some of those crimes; the Liddy article does mention that he "was sent to jail for his role in the Watergate scandal," but doesn't say for what (4 1/2 years for conspiracy and contempt of court).
Look for a complete roundup of the ConWeb's Watergate revisionism next week on ConWebWatch.