Author, attorney, and Nixon administration insider Geoff Shepard joins S.T. Patrick to reassess the figures and events of the Watergate era. Shepard, the author of The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down, is an expert on the legal malfeasance of the public figures involved, but he also knew many of the administration officials that were so demonized by the media and historical establishment. What were John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, John Mitchell, and Charles Colson really like? How did a young Geoff Shepard land his first job in the White House? What was the reaction of Ehrlichman’s Domestic Council to the failed break-ins? How and when did the Watergate story gain traction nationally? Shepard also takes us into the careers of Judge John Sirica and special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski. …All of this and more in our first discussion with author Geoff Shepard.
Geoff Shepard can be followed at his website, GeoffShepard.com.
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Bob Mitchum says
Poor poor, Dick Nixon, poor misunderstood Quaker. Such a man of peace. Yeah, just ask the people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Chile.
Give us a break. Next time, try having on Shane O’Sullivan with a real piece of history:
S.T. Patrick says
We will have Shane O’ Sullivan on very soon. Those plans have been made. If you have listened to us at all, you know that we are very fair. We haven’t had a “lone nutter” on regarding the Kennedy assassination, but otherwise, we do not mind having a variety of opinions. We hoped that would be something you liked. If you just wanted a presentation that agreed with you, those shows are out there, as well. But it is possible to think both that Nixon led a WH rife with wrongdoing AND that the judges and prosecutors acted unethically and probably illegally. Everyone points out Nixon’s wrongdoing. The reason Geoff Shepard is valuable is that he has pointed out some judicial wrongdoings that are talked about very little. This isn’t a film; there doesn’t have to be one bad guy representing one side. Real history is never that easy. Thank you for listening. — S.T.