History Film / Nixon

21st Mar '17 5:08:49 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* OnlySaneMan / SanityBall: Inverted in that almost everyone realizes Nixon is increasingly unstable following Watergate, but can't do a thing about it. Ehrlichman plays the role most often though.

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* OnlySaneMan / SanityBall: Inverted in that almost everyone realizes Nixon is increasingly unstable following Watergate, but can't do a thing about it. Ehrlichman plays and Haig play the role most often though.
21st Mar '17 5:08:09 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The hints towards various groups involvement in the assassination of the Kennedys is this for those who agree with the Warren Commission report.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The hints towards various groups involvement in the assassination of the Kennedys is this for those who agree with the Warren Commission report. Stone (through Howard Hunt) also claims that Nixon personally ordered the Watergate break-in, an argument few historians would endorse (though the issue of who precisely did is still contentious, to say the least).


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* HeelFaceTurn: John Dean, who becomes a major witness against Nixon during the Senate investigation.
21st Mar '17 5:00:06 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. In reality, he wasn't much different from Haldeman in either his protectiveness of Nixon and propensity for rough tactics against opponents.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. In reality, While Ehrlichman was considered one of the more liberal members of Nixon's inner circle (being a major proponent of environmental reforms, for one), he wasn't much different from Haldeman was no more compromising than Haldeman, Chuck Colson or other Nixon aides in either both his protectiveness of towards Nixon and propensity for rough tactics against opponents.general ruthlessness towards those who crossed the President.
3rd Nov '16 5:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Oct '16 12:55:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheVietnamWar: All over the place, of course.
23rd Oct '16 7:27:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's all about Nixon!]]: Nixon, who says it word by word, thinks the media and public turning against him are all because they don't like ''him'', and nothing at all to do with the horrible things he did as president.

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* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's all about Nixon!]]: ItsAllAboutMe: Nixon, who says it word by word, thinks the media and public turning against him are all because they don't like ''him'', and nothing at all to do with the horrible things he did as president.
22nd Oct '16 5:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Nixons closed-door meeting with [[MaoZedong Mao]] has shades of this. Mao is clearly depressed about his legacy and flat out bored with political life. He's more interested in asking why [[KavorkaMan Kissinger is such a ladies man.]]

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** Nixons closed-door meeting with [[MaoZedong [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]] has shades of this. Mao is clearly depressed about his legacy and flat out bored with political life. He's more interested in asking why [[KavorkaMan Kissinger is such a ladies man.]]
2nd Oct '16 8:48:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* FallGuy: Nixon makes it plainly obvious to Dean that he's being set up as one. This pushes Dean into being a whistleblower. Bonus points for Dean using the terminology.
2nd Oct '16 8:39:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* ClusterFBomb: Nixon is constantly dropping this. This is TruthInTelevision; Nixon was reportedly rather foul-mouthed in private and evidence of it is on the tapes, as portrayed in a minor subplot.

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* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
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Nixon is constantly dropping this. This is TruthInTelevision; Nixon was reportedly rather foul-mouthed in private and evidence of it is on the tapes, as portrayed in a minor subplot.subplot.
** However, it's made to seem even ''worse'' when Nixon orders politically damaging things in the tape to be "Expletive Deleted" too. One aide remarks that it'll make it seem as if he does nothing ''but'' swear. Nixon doesn't care.
2nd Oct '16 8:37:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Nixon starts the taping of The White House in order to control the leaks. The tapes become a potentially fatal evidence during his impeachment.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Nixon starts the taping of The White House in order to control the leaks. The tapes become a potentially fatal evidence during his impeachment.impeachment.
** Kennedy wins the election because during the debate, he starts asking questions about Cuba Nixon knows he can't answer.
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