Noam Chomsky argues that the Watergate scandal is a classic example of a smokescreen that should cover over a much larger scandal: COINTELPRO
His argumentation can be seen here.
Chomsky: “The Watergate exposures happened to take place at exactly the same time as another set of exposures, namely the exposures of COINTELPRO”
The reason why this is an interesting observation is that according to Chomsky the COINTELPRO had “vastly more significance than the Watergate scandal”.
So let’s compare the two. COINTELPRO was a Counter Intelligence Program led by the FBI. It was aimed at subversion l