This one finds Nixon, after his first big Watergate speech, asking the Rev. Billy Graham how he thought coverage on CBS went. Billy replies, "I felt like slashing their throats." His people claim he was merely speaking in a "euphemism."
A response: "Even Nixon, who was stone cold silent in response, seemed astounded.
When you can freak out the notoriously profane Richard Nixon, that
Monday, August 26, 2013
When Billy Graham Called for 'Throat Slashing'
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