an exercise in miscellany

Jack Anderson

In people on December 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

 

Jack Northman Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005)   was a key and often controversial figure in reporting on J. Edgar Hoover’s apparent ties to the Mafia, Watergate, the John F. Kennedy assassination. He also broke open the case of John Lennon, who was followed, had his phone tapped and was generally harassed by the Nixon administration during the fight to deport him, the search for fugitive ex-Nazi officials in South America and the Savings and Loan scandal. He discovered a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro and was credited for breaking the Iran-Contra affair, though he has said the scoop was “spiked” because he had become too close to President Ronald Reagan.

Cancelled checks show that Anderson received thousands of dollars in payments from one of his long time sources — Washington lobbyist Irving Davidson.

via Jack Anderson (columnist)

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