The Nation: Murky Places in Operation Candor

With one exception, all of the give-and-take sessions in Operation Candor, as the White House dubbed Nixon's ten-day blitzkrieg to restore his credibility, took place behind closed doors. The exception, of course, was his hour-long televised press conference with the Associated Press Managing Editors in Florida's Disney World (TIME, Nov. 26). While carried off with panache and an almost hectic energy, that performance at many points was something less than candid. In fact, on closer examination, the list of some of the distortions, innuendoes and false assumptions by the President is astonishing.

Nixon said that he had "voluntarily waived privilege" on his...

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