In the interview President Nixon did with David Frost, when confronted with illegal activity it is said that the President said, It is not illegal when the President does it! Why do you think Mr. Nixon would have been able to make such a statement?

As the election of 1972 drew near, it was clear that President Nixon stood to be re elected by an impressive margin. Why would he risk this to attempt something like the Watergate break in?
In the interview President Nixon did with David Frost, when confronted with illegal activity it is said that the President said, It is not illegal when the President does it! Why do you think Mr. Nixon would have been able to make such a statement?

Because of the unpopularity of the war in Vietnam and other factors, President Nixon was not a hugely popular personality, especially with the press. Do you think that the reaction to Watergate would have been different if it had occurred in, say, the Kennedy Administration?
How did Watergate affect how people view investigative reporting? How do you think Woodward and Bernstein would have been viewed in an earlier generation?
The break in at the Watergate complex was rather insignificant in light of all the political hijinks that have occurred during our history. Why do you think this event caused such a furor?

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