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View Diary: Hillary Clinton tells Ron Johnson to give her a break and calls whole Benghazi thing a 'fairy tale' (162 comments)

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  •  The use of the term came up during (3+ / 0-)

    a testy exchange between Dan Rather and Richard Nixon during Watergate.

    Q. Mr. President, I want to state this question with due respect to your office, but also as directly as possible.

    THE PRESIDENT. That would be unusual. [Laughter]

    Q. I would like to think not, sir. It concerns--

    THE PRESIDENT. You are always respectful, Mr. Rather [Dan Rather, CBS News]. You know that.

    Press Conference, 8/22/73

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