Saturday, February 18, 2017

History? Don't know any

Via Paul Mirengoff at Powerline I accessed  this story of an argument between an anti-Trump conventional media reporter (is there another kind) and a Trump staffer.

The reporter told a tale of abuse at the hands of the staffer. Apparently the exchange was taped and the tape is unkind to the reporter's version of events.

The reporter asserts that the making of the tape, without her knowledge or approval was "Nixonian". She is correct, but not in the way she thinks.

Nixon did indeed surreptitiously tape all conversations in the Oval Office and elsewhere in the White House and at Camp David for a couple of years. He had every right to do so, as did the person who did so in this case.

What the complaining reporter meant by her claim of "Nixonian" actions was that the taping was illegal and big brotherish.

What she failed to understand is the real Nixonian aspect of the event.

The taping of the exchange is her undoing, just like it was Nixon's.

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