Two of America’s outstanding investigative journalists are Russ Baker and Jim Hougan. Both dare to venture into dangerous terrain where the timid and ignominious mainstream media never tread. The intrepid Russ Baker is no stranger to LRC regulars. Here is his “A Surprise Ending on Watergate’s 40th Anniversary,” which reacquaints readers with the revelations found in his Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces that Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America.
Jim Hougan is the author of the first major revisionist work dealing with the Watergate Scandal, Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat, and the CIA, which amplified some of his earlier research on the topic in his incomparable Spooks: The Haunting of America : The Private Use of Secret Agents. He has continued delving into these deep mysterious waters of intrigue and duplicity with two articles, “Hougan, Liddy, the Post and Watergate,” and “Robert Merritt and the Scandal That Dare Not Speak Its Name.”