"We are approaching the 40th anniversary of the original Watergate burglaries...."
... Most fundamentally, both Gleick and the Watergate burglars were seeking the same sort of documents ....
... Both Gleick and the Watergate burglars used illegal methods, though Gleick used fraud and identity theft rather than burglary and photography.
... The biggest difference between the two crimes thus far has been police and prosecutiral commitment. The Watergate burglars were arrested, charged and received serious sentences. ... no police have seized Gleick’s computers at home or at work or, for that matter, even crossed the threshold to interview him.
I suspect that Gleick grew up in a family that felt nothing but contempt for Nixon. It is an odd irony that Gleick has emerged as arguably the G. Gordon Liddy of climate.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
FakeGate's similarities with Watergate