On this date, in 1972 the first article exposing the Watergate scandal was printed in The Washington Post.
The subsequent articles and investigations were spear-headed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Watergate eventually brought down the Presidency of Richard Nixon.
IMHO the Watergate scandal is the epicenter of where politics in America went wrong, on BOTH sides of the aisle.
Since this time our public officials have been more concerned with “gotcha” than service.