Sunday, May 24, 2009

NYT Had First Watergate Tip But Blew the Story

George Tames/The New York Times
L. Patrick Gray of the F.B.I. is said to have supplied tips to a Times reporter.

The Watergate break-in eventually forced a presidential resignation and turned two Washington Post reporters into pop-culture heroes. But almost 37 years after the break-in, two former New York Times journalists have stepped forward to say that The Times had the scandal nearly in its grasp before The Post did — and let it slip. [Click for MORE] Sphere: Related Content

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