On Nixon’s enemies list

News of the Century's imminent demise
As the whole country knows, evangelist Billy Graham said some things to President Richard M. Nixon—caught on the Oval Office taping system—about American Jews that he now regrets. The whole country does not know that on that same day in the Oval Office, February 1, 1972, the two went on to say some uncomplimentary things about this magazine. (Our source is a recording from the Nixon presidential materials at the Library of Congress.) We have no doubt that Billy Graham would now regret those comments too.

After discussing Jewish dominance of the media, Graham brought up the state of religious journals.

Graham: . . . A lot of these [religious] papers are going out of business and so forth.

Nixon: Because of the mail thing?

Graham: Yeah.

Nixon: We’re helping them. We’ve supported legislation for a congressional subsidy where . . .

 

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