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All the President’s (Wo-)Men?

This entry was posted in American Conspiracies, Richard Nixon, Watergate on 2 June 2013 by

Try this fun little Spiegel conspiracy theory quiz (in German).

Martha Mitchell was the wife of the Attorney General John Mitchell, who was Richard Nixon’s campaign manager. During the Watergate scandal she repeatedly insisted it was Nixon himself who was responsible, but was dismissed as a quack. You know the rest of the story.

Was Mitchell dismissed because she was a woman? Are women inconspicuous when it comes to conspiracy and conspiracy theories? What is the role of women in conspiracies and conspiracy theories?