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Unformatted text preview: situation which also caused laws requiring new financial disclosures by key government officials to be created. Watergate led to a new era in which the mass media became far more aggressive in reporting on the activities of politicians. For example, Wilbur Mills, a powerful congressman, was in a drunken driving accident. The embarrassing incident, which was nothing new but rather the main stream media previously never mentioned, was reported, causing Mills to resign. Reporters become more aggressive in revealing the personal conduct of key politicians. This results in a cynical way in reporting on political issues. Works Cited Mark C. Carnes, (2005), American Destiny (2nd edition). NY : Longman A Nixon Era Times. Retrieved from <http://www.watergate.com>...
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