Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Afternoon Massacre?

Bruce P. Montgomery, a professor and archivist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, just put out this alert to colleagues around the country:
Word is that U.S. Archivist [David] Ferrerio is throwing Tim Naftili (sic), director of the Nixon Presidential Library, under the bus on the Watergate exhibit. Ferrerio has criticized Naftili for the "rocky relationship" with the Nixon Foundation.

In other words, Naftili has refused to whitewash Nixon's criminal activities in putting together the interactive exhibition or otherwise bow to the Nixon loyalists on their particular spin on history. Evidently, Naftili is to blame for his own integrity.

The new boss, same as the old boss.

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