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Sharon Kennedy: Trump needs another Martha Mitchell

A clone of Martha Mitchell would have landed Donald Trump in prison a year ago. The wife of jailbird John Mitchell — Nixon’s former attorney general — Martha just couldn’t keep her mouth shut. She was an anomaly in our nation’s Capitol. She loved talking to the press and telling reporters everything. Those of us who have been around a long time will remember her as the gal credited with exposing the Watergate break-in that ultimately resulted in banishing Richard Nixon from the White House.
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‘Gaslit’ Creator Robbie Pickering on the Similarities Between Watergate Truth-Teller Martha Mitchell and Liz Cheney

Click here to read the full article. In the final episode of “Gaslit,” the Watergate hearings play in the background as socialite truth-teller Martha Mitchell languishes in the hospital, stricken with cancer and ridiculed as crazy by Republicans and members of the media. Five decades later, Wyoming legislator Liz Cheney is playing a similar straight shooter at the congressional hearings about the Trump White House’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. But the media is much more stratified than it was during Watergate, and the consequences for the former president and those political figures complicit with...
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Gaslit Creator Breaks Down Finale's 'Hopeful' Ending for Martha Mitchell: 'She Was F–king Right!' (Grade It!)

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday’s series finale of Gaslit. The main takeaway from Sunday’s series finale of Gaslit wasn’t what President Nixon knew or what his despicable conspirators did. It wasn’t even who did time or who earned redemption after the stain of Watergate was left on American history. It was this and only this: Martha was right.
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Gaslit season 1 episode 5 spoilers: Martha Mitchell speaks out

Curious to learn a little bit more about Gaslit season 1 episode 5? Next week’s new episode will focus on a number of challenges. Take, for example, a massive strain between John and Martha Mitchell that come from her speaking out. She doesn’t want to be quiet amidst the scandal around her, and everyone is going to be desperate for answers in a big way.