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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90.

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"Liddy was outspoken and controversial, both as a political operative under Nixon and as a radio personality. Liddy recommended assassinating political enemies, bombing a left-leaning think tank and kidnapping war protesters. His White House colleagues ignored such suggestions.

One of his ventures " the break-in at Democratic headquarters at the Watergate building in June 1972 " was approved. The burglary went awry, which led to an investigation, a cover-up and Nixon's resignation in 1974.

Liddy also was convicted of conspiracy in the September 1971 burglary of defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, who leaked the secret history of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon Papers.

On air, he offered tips on how to kill federal firearms agents, rode around with car tags saying "H20GATE" (Watergate) and scorned people who cooperated with prosecutors.

Born in Hoboken, N.J., George Gordon Battle Liddy was a frail boy who grew up in a neighborhood populated mostly by German Americans. From friends and a maid who was a German national, Liddy developed a curiosity about German leader Adolf Hitler and was inspired by listening to Hitler's radio speeches in the 1930s.

"If an entire nation could be changed, lifted out of weakness to extraordinary strength, so could one person," Liddy wrote in "Will," his autobiography."

Liddy became known for such offbeat suggestions as kidnapping war protest organizers and taking them to Mexico during the Republican National Convention; assassinating investigative journalist Jack Anderson; and firebombing the Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank in Washington where classified documents leaked by Ellsberg were being stored."

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He was like a, "proto-Trumper".

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-03-30 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Has anyone checked on Gracie? This is like the 10th missed obit in a row. Mind you Liddy not likely on TMZ radar.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-03-30 11:53 PM | Reply

I listened to his radio show off and on, back in the 90s.

"and scorned people who cooperated with prosecutors"

Tor, we're gonna need your hottest take on G. Gordon Liddy not snitches.

Especially the ones who snitch on his President.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-31 02:11 AM | Reply

Cool! Now I can try my new "Ask the Dead" ritual. Okay, need to know where he's buried.

"Curiosity killed the cat. Loathsome rituals brought it back".

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-03-31 03:44 AM | Reply

Good riddance

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2021-03-31 08:39 AM | Reply

Donald Trump, historically worst President of the United States, dies in prison at age ninety.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2021-03-31 11:01 AM | Reply

Join Flush Limburger, your protg, 6 ft under...

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-03-31 11:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

protege

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-03-31 11:22 AM | Reply

wow...Drudge Retort can't handle French words...(apparently)

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-03-31 11:22 AM | Reply

What a bag. The world is again a better place just like when Rushbo met his demon. I actually saw him while he was doing his radio show in DC. When I owned the courier service in 2008 I delivered a server to the radio station and he was on air. I never talked to him because he was obviously busy but I'm sure stupid stuff was coming out of his mouth during the delivery.

#10 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-03-31 11:48 AM | Reply

F. G. Gordon

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-03-31 11:50 AM | Reply

I heard a couple of his shows BOCAINK, carbon copy of a Limbaugh show...
Rush was definitely his protege... Neither one of them worth a 'hill of beans'
as far as humans go.

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-03-31 11:51 AM | Reply

@#9 ... wow...Drudge Retort can't handle French words...(apparently) ...

From my experience, I've found it is best to stick with your basic ASCII characters, i.e., no diacritical marks such as accent marks (acute or grave), tildes, circumflexes, etc.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-31 12:08 PM | Reply

His most epic calls were from prison guards.
They would argue they were corrections officers and he kept calling them guards.

When all you do is make sure the same number of people are in the yard at the end of
your shift as at the beginning you are a guard and didnt correct anyone.

#14 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2021-03-31 12:36 PM | Reply

oink

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-03-31 03:40 PM | Reply

Wasn't he the one warning of Jack-booted thugs kicking down your door?
The Pubs love it now when the government does that.

#16 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-03-31 04:54 PM | Reply

Upon his release from prison he told a TV news reporter "That which does not kill me makes me stronger". Anyone who quotes Friedrich Nietzsche is a little off. In Liddy's case, he was off by quite a bit, in my opinion. The world is safer with him in a box, urn or in a chum bucket...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2021-03-31 05:21 PM | Reply

There is always some Madness in love. But there is also always some reason in Madness.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

#18 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-03-31 05:29 PM | Reply

Now if we can only get either McConnell, the other Koch Brother,
or Murdoch, this will be a 'Bumper Crop Year' for the Reaper! ;D

#19 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-01 11:21 AM | Reply

What an immoral pompous ass he was.

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-01 03:17 PM | Reply

Celebrate this dirtbag's death.

He was a pox on humanity.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-04-02 07:52 AM | Reply

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