“I have one rule with athletes I know are gay.
“I tell them ‘Look dude. If you don’t say dumb shit, I won’t out you. I catch you saying dumb shit, I am going to tell people about your business,'” says ESPN and CNN writer LZ Granderson.
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Feldstein’s new book Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture stunned me, another former Anderson reporter from that era, and may transform the muckraker’s image as well.
While detailing Nixon’s utter obsession with Anderson — to the point that 16 CIA operatives once kept him under surveillance and Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy plotted to kill him — the author makes the case that each side employed equally ruthless methods against the other.
Anderson’s questionable tactics were visible as early as 1958, when he and a Democratic congressional investigator were caught with bugging equipment in the old Sheraton-Carlton Hotel…
During the 1960 campaign, Anderson worked with an operative for John F. Kennedy’s campaign…
When George Wallace was gearing up for his 1972 campaign challenge to Nixon, Anderson asked for — and received — Internal Revenue Service files on the Alabama governor.
White House aide Murray Chotiner provided the confidential tax records, which is a felony.