MSNBC aired the movie “All the President’s Men” on Sunday night, and so many people noticed that the title became a trending topic on Twitter.
“All the President’s Men,” based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, chronicles the story of how the journalists pursued the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Some people who tweeted about seeing the 1976 movie on MSNBC were simply surprised that the cable news network aired it.
Others saw parallels with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Here’s a sampling of the comments:
Thank you @MSNBC Good move! “All the President’s Men” resonates today.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 30, 2018
Just finished watching All The President’s Men on MSNBC…. Not only is it a great film, but it shows how truly vital a free press is to a society. Brave, bold journalism is the enemy of crooks, liars, and wrong-doers. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein are goddamn heroes. pic.twitter.com/MgXQ24tkQf
— KISSman (@KISSman) July 30, 2018
Wait why is MSNBC showing All The President’s Men? Wishful thinking, or did I miss some news?
— jojo mcspicy (@aqtrans) July 30, 2018
I can see why playing All The President’s Men on MSNBC would seem to make sense, but lets not fool ourselves into thinking the Category 5 Trump corruption hurricane will be as easy to repair as what Nixon did.
— Wilson Dizard (@willdizard) July 30, 2018