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All the President's Men Scene 27

Scene 27

Scene 27

  • On a small TV in the newsroom, Nixon takes the oath of office.
  • Everyone watches, except for Woodward and Bernstein, who type furiously at their desks.
  • The final words are Nixon's: "So help me, God." At least he didn't try "sock it to me" again.
  • However, the wire shows us a quick succession of headlines.
  • Basically everyone Woodward and Bernstein suspected was behind the cover-up was actually behind the cover-up.
  • They're all found guilty.
  • And finally, Nixon resigns.
  • Our boys were right all along.