“The press is your enemy. Enemies. Understand that? . . . Now, never act that way . . . give them a drink, you know, treat them nice, you just love it, you’re trying to be helpful. But don’t help the bastards. Ever. Because they’re trying to stick the knife right in our groin.”
—President Richard M. Nixon, on tape in a meeting with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Feb. 27, 1971, in Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, “Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was farworse than we thought, The Washington Post, June 2012
• Editorial Comment: Is that live or is it Memorex?
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