The Presidency: How I Made the Enemies List

How I Made the Enemies List

We were a couple of reporters back in 1972 just trying to make sense of Richard Nixon, and he leveled all the bitter might of the presidency at us and let fly. Neither I nor John Osborne, then of the New Republic, felt a thing. Nixon's memo of condemnation emerged just the other day from the 267,500 pages of personal papers released by the National Archives. It is a real zinger.

"What we have to realize is the cold fact that both Sidey and Osborne are totally against us," Nixon dictated to Aides Bob Haldeman and Ron Ziegler on April 14....