The Nation: Now, Another Villain

Would you believe—Martha Mitchell?

Guess who is now getting blamed for Watergate? Martha Mitchell, says Richard Nixon, and then he adds, typically, "God rest her soul because she, in her heart, was a good person." Nixon takes off after Martha, who died last year following a prolonged bout with bone cancer, in the fifth and presumably last of his taped television interviews with British Television Personality David Frost, being aired this month.

Just what did Martha have to do with it all, since she was telling her husband John at the time that the Nixon crowd was up to no good? Says Nixon:...

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