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The Martha Mitchell Effect review: Watergate hero paid the price for telling the truth

Pat Stacey


The Martha Mitchell Effect – Four out of Five Stars

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Martha Mitchell, wife of Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell, was smeared as an alcoholic fantasist by Nixon’s goons

Martha Mitchell, wife of Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell, was smeared as an alcoholic fantasist by Nixon’s goons

Martha Mitchell, wife of Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell, was smeared as an alcoholic fantasist by Nixon’s goons

The title of documentary The Martha Mitchell Effect (Netflix, since Friday) can be interpreted in two ways.

It refers to the damage the outspoken wife of Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell did to Tricky Dicky’s administration with her comments to the press.


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