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Wolfgang Schechinger hubahopp at gmx.de
Sat Dec 11 15:25:37 EST 2004


questionable, they did for the White House. As late as the
December 12, 1992 edition of The New Yorker, Hersh was still
hewing to this line in his article entitled "Nixon's Last Cover
Up." In spite of this, at times Hersh actually did favors for the
White House. As Ron Rosenbaum describes in Travels with Dr.
Death, Hersh circulated some dirt on Dan Ellsberg (p. 294).

Anson mentions a famous anecdote about Hersh's reporting on
Watergate (p. 107). Hersh got wind of a man involved in the
Watergate caper by the name of Frank Sturgis. Sturgis was getting
ready to talk during the early stages of the unfolding Watergate
drama. Sturgis was working with Andrew St. George, a good,
relatively independent journalist. The pair were going to write a
book about Sturgis' experience in Watergate, but Hersh threatened
to expose them first if they did not cooperate with him. In
return, Hersh promised not to name St. George and to run the
completed article by them first. St. George kept his side of the
deal. Hersh broke his. St. George was named in the piece twenty-
three times.

But there is another aspect to this story not mentioned by Anson.
When St. George did publish a piece on Watergate in Harper's, it
was based on his talks with another Watergate burglar, Eugenio
Martinez. It gave strong indications of the CIA's role in
Watergate, and that Howard Hunt was a double agent inside the
Nixon camp. A few years later, in High Times (April 1977) sans
Hersh, Sturgis now spoke. He depicted Watergate as a





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