Welcome to Thursday at The Punch. On this day in 1972 five White House operatives broke into a room at the Watergate in Washington DC, sparking one of the biggest political stories of all time, and one of the best movies.

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    • Matt says:

      08:37am | 17/06/10

      .....and destroyed the trust of voters in their poltiicians in Western democracies for all time.

    • NEFFA says:

      02:17pm | 17/06/10

      and gave the worlds media the gift of being able to put gate on the end of every word… “utegate” “iguanagate”, who can name anymore?

    • Notorious says:

      03:50pm | 17/06/10

      Fedoragate, spygate and crashgate (in Formula 1). We really need a gategate. That would top it off.

    • Sherekahn says:

      08:45am | 17/06/10

      Is the “UN Climate Watchers” site authentic United Nations or a “bogey?”
      If it is genuine, why does it only have 350 members?

    • Sherekahn says:

      10:39am | 17/06/10

      Is the “UN Climate Trackers” site authentic United Nations or a “bogey?”
      If it is genuine, why does it only have 350 members?

    • stephen says:

      11:41am | 17/06/10

      I think Carl Bernstein is still writing for the Washington Post.
      The truth must come out, I suppose, and now documents stolen by a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War has been de-classified.
      They supposedly implicate Presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Nixon lying to the American people about Vietnam.
      It’s OK when Presidents and Prime Ministers lie, but not when we believe them.

    • stephen says:

      11:50am | 17/06/10

      Best game of League in 2 years.
      I still reckon the NRL should do all it can to keep Israel, and players of his quality, in the game. He’s a star, and when he gets to Western Sydney, he’ll be like a drop in the ocean : no-one will notice him.

    • faibubdifurgy says:

      06:10pm | 11/07/10

      I’m very like this forum, but I newbie here, I hope to find friends here

 

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