Friday, February 6, 2009

More on the Watergate Tapes Controversy

Following up on the odd New York Times story about an article under review at the American Historical Review that takes aim at Stanley Kutler and his Nixon tape transcripts in Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes, History News Network investigates the origins of the NY Times piece in The Watergate Transcript Controversy: The Story Behind the Story, by Rick Shenkman. Kutler himself weighs in, describing the difficult conditions under which he transcribed the Nixon tapes in My Response to the New York Times, by Stanley I. Kutler.
Update:
The New York Times continues its curious coverage of the American Historical Review's review process, reporting on Friday that the article in question has been rejected by the AHR. Hat tip.
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