Forty years ago Raymond Price wrote a story for the Washingtonian titled “The Dirty Dozen,” with the deck “No Surprise: Nixon Aide Attacks Media. Surprise: He Makes Some Sense.” Much of what Price wrote about Nixon is echoed in today’s coverage of President Trump.
Price had worked as a journalist at Collier’s magazine and Life before joining the New York Herald Tribune. At the Herald-Tribune, he was a reporter from 1957 to 1964 and editor of the editorial page from 1964 to 1966. He then became the chief speechwriter for Richard Nixon. He worked on both of President Nixon’s inaugural addresses and Nixon’s resignation speech in 1974. In 1977 he wrote a book, With Nixon, and his Washingtonian article was drawn from that.