An Exclusive Peek Inside Jack Anderson’s Archives

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a great peek inside these papers, which, until recently, were sought by the FBI. The archive is rich in the hidden history of the way political power works in Washington. Several salacious stories emerge, including the FBIs use of blackmail against those thought to be homosexuals, Anderson’s relationship with Joseph McCarthy, and several current or recently departed, administration figures like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld emerge as well from their time in the Nixon White House. The article also mentions those who learned the craft working with Anderson when they were younger: Howard Kurtz, Jon Lee Anderson, and Brit Hume.

Read the whole thing here.