Earliest political memory of the day #12

epm-12Watergate, as reported (it seemed, incessantly) in the UK media. I was 8 years old when the phenomenon began. I have a particularly vivid memory of a (British) political cartoon in the Guardian, I think, that caricatured Nixon as sitting barefoot watching TV — I can’t remember the punchline of the cartoon (it was something Nixon was saying), but I strongly remember the following day the newspaper printed a letter from a reader noting that the cartoonist had inadvertently drawn Nixon as having two left feet, and reprinted a detail from the cartoon showing that, indeed, he had. I don’t know why this struck me so strongly.


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