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Max Holland on Watergate
July 2, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT
Historian and researcher Max Holland critiques the view of the FBI 's Mark Felt presented by Bob Woodward. Using the Woodward and Bernstein papers at the University of Texas, Holland claims that Felt's motivations were selfish: that he wanted to become FBI director and his leaks were intended to get J. Edgar Hoover-successor Patrick Gray fired—not to get Nixon impeached. Holland also compares the Woodward and Bernstein book All the President's Men to their original reporting notes, and he argues that they changed key information.
Here's an excerpt.