It's alleged that LBJ's "black bag" squad bugged Goldwater's plane. Nobody cared because that's the way hard core politics was played at the time. Nixon's goons tried a 3rd rate burglary on a democrat headquarters and all hell broke loose. The difference in outrage was that Nixon was a republican. A political axiom at the time was "the cover-up is worse than the crime". Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein were on Nixon's case to try to connect him to Watergate. Lost in the hysteria at the time was the fact that Karl Bernstein had an ax to grind. As a son of card carrying communists he was raised with a burning hatred toward Nixon who was a former federal prosecutor specializing in cases against communists. Somehow the Post reporters were able to conjure up an informant in the Nixon administration who was not identified for decades until he died. Somehow the liberal media considered that stories from an identified unverified source were legitimate as long as the target was a republican. Here we are in the 21'st century and the media is in the business of covering up an alleged government cover-up. Who would have thought that the media would defend an administration that obviously covered up the details of an incident that included the murder of a US Ambassador and three others including two Veteran Navy Seals?