History Film / AllThePresidentsMen

23rd Aug '16 8:17:31 AM 06tele
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* DatedHistory: W. Mark Felt revealed that he was Deep Throat in 2005.

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* DatedHistory: W. Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he was Deep Throat in 2005.Throat.


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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: When Woodward and Bernstein ask Sloan if they would be wrong to write a story naming Haldeman as the fifth man to control the secret fund, Sloan replies "Let me put it this way. I would have no problems if you wrote a story like that." Woodward and Bernstein take this to mean that Sloan named Haldeman to the grand jury, and say so in the story. They get a couple more dubious confirmations of this, and the paper publishes the story. The next day, the shit hits the fan: the TV news has Sloan telling the press that he never named Haldeman to the grand jury, and the White House Press Secretary is accusing the ''Post'' of being biased. It turns out that the reason Sloan would have had no problem with them saying that Haldeman was the fifth man to control the fund was not that Haldeman wasn't that man, but that the grand jusry never asked him about Haldeman at all.
4th Aug '16 4:48:33 AM bt8257
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* TheOner: A six-minute sequence in the hunt for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTTW9tDkfk Kenneth H. Dahlberg]], starting when Woodward gets back to his desk to use the phone. Redford actually flubs his line towards the end and calls Dahlberg by the wrong name but stays in character which makes the shot work anyway.

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* TheOner: A six-minute sequence in the hunt for [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTTW9tDkfk Kenneth H. Dahlberg]], starting when Woodward gets back to his desk to use the phone. Redford actually flubs his line towards the end and calls Dahlberg by the wrong name but stays in character which makes the shot work anyway.



--->'''John Mitchell:''' (''quoted as saying'') Katie Graham [the ''Post'' publisher] is [[TruthInTelevision gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published.]] (Yes, that ''is'' a real quotation.)

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--->'''John Mitchell:''' (''quoted as saying'') Katie Graham [the ''Post'' publisher] is [[TruthInTelevision gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published.]] (Yes, that ''is'' a real quotation.quote.)



* RealityIsUnrealistic: At one point Woodward is trying to interview a noticeably upset man (Kenneth H. Dahlberg, the top Republican fundraiser in Minnesota) over the phone about unusual campaign contributions. Without warning, Dahlberg says "I canít talk to you right now, my neighbor's wife has been kidnapped!" and hangs up. What looks like [[INeedToGoIronMyDog a weird excuse to avoid questioning]], however, wasn't: his neighbor's wife ''was'' kidnapped, and Dahlberg was overwhelmed with helping his neighbor out at the time. (This was the Virginia Piper case. She was fine - shaken up, but not hurt.) Dahlberg called back later and answered some of Woodward's questions.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: At one point Woodward is trying to interview a noticeably upset man (Kenneth H. Dahlberg, the top Republican fundraiser in Minnesota) over the phone about unusual campaign contributions. Without warning, Dahlberg says "I canít talk to you right now, my neighbor's wife has been kidnapped!" and hangs up. What looks like [[INeedToGoIronMyDog a weird excuse to avoid questioning]], however, wasn't: his neighbor's wife ''was'' kidnapped, and Dahlberg was overwhelmed with helping his neighbor out at the time. (This was the Virginia Piper case. She was fine - shaken up, but not hurt.) Dahlberg called did indeed call back later and answered answer some of Woodward's questions.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Relating a conversation to managing editor Howard Simons, Woodward explains that some PR guy denied that E. Howard Hunt or Charles Colson knew, or was a part of, the Watergate break-in. He says that he expected such a statement to be made, but he ''never asked'' about Watergate. He just wanted to know what Hunt's duties at the White House were.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Relating a conversation to managing editor Howard Simons, Woodward explains that some PR guy denied that E. Howard Hunt or Charles Colson knew, or was a part of, the Watergate break-in. He says that he expected such a statement to be made, but he ''never asked'' about Watergate. He just wanted to know what Hunt's duties at the White House were.[[note]]In the book, Ken Clawson is named as the person who told this to Woodward[[/note]]



* TheWatcher: Deep Throat. [[JustifiedTrope Understandable]], as Nixon was known to [[YouHaveFailedMe fire anyone who he even thought was against him]]; indeed, Woodward and Bernstein were so certain their contact would be killed they made it clear they would not reveal or confirm his identity until after he died or revealed it himself. (W. Mark Felt did the latter in 2005 at the age of 91.)

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* TheWatcher: Deep Throat. [[JustifiedTrope Understandable]], as Nixon was known to [[YouHaveFailedMe fire anyone who he even thought was against him]]; indeed, Woodward and Bernstein were so certain their contact would be killed killed, that they made it clear they would not reveal or confirm his identity until after he died or revealed it himself. (W. Mark Felt did the latter in 2005 at the age of 91.)
4th Aug '16 4:36:35 AM bt8257
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* AdaptationDyeJob: In real life, Bob Woodward's hair has always been brown, not blonde like Creator/RobertRedford's is.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: In real life, Bob Woodward's hair has always been brown, was brown at the time, not blonde like Creator/RobertRedford's is.Creator/RobertRedford.
23rd Jun '16 2:46:01 PM bt8257
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* RevealingCoverUp
* {{Scandalgate}}: Duh.

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* RevealingCoverUp
RevealingCoverup
* {{Scandalgate}}: Duh.''Duh.''
16th Jun '16 4:17:19 AM lalaTKG
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* Scandalgate: Duh.

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* Scandalgate: {{Scandalgate}}: Duh.
5th Jun '16 10:30:29 PM JJIncognitus
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5th Jun '16 10:29:01 PM JJIncognitus
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* Scandalgate: Duh.
2nd Mar '16 1:25:33 AM Tuomas
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17th Feb '16 12:45:17 PM bt8257
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: As the pair enter an elevator, Woodward asks Bernstein "Is there any place you ''don't'' smoke?". In a beautiful GilliganCut, the next shot shows them leaving the elevator -- which is filled with smoke.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: As the pair enter are in an elevator, Woodward asks Bernstein "Is there any place you ''don't'' smoke?". In a beautiful GilliganCut, the next shot shows them leaving the elevator -- which is filled with smoke.
17th Feb '16 12:42:31 PM bt8257
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: As the pair enter an elevator, Woodward has to ask Bernstein if he ''ever'' stops smoking. In a beautiful GilliganCut, the next shot shows them leaving the elevator -- which is filled with smoke.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: As the pair enter an elevator, Woodward has to ask asks Bernstein if he ''ever'' stops smoking."Is there any place you ''don't'' smoke?". In a beautiful GilliganCut, the next shot shows them leaving the elevator -- which is filled with smoke.
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