THEORIES LEAK STOPPERS VELCROBACK
The Hunt and Liddy's "Leak Stoppers" graphic harkens back to the illegal activities of E. Howard Hunt and George Liddy during the Watergate scandal. Hunt and Liddy organized an executed the break into the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel. During their burglary to wiretap the Committee and gather important information the two posed as Plumbers. On the other hand, many top administrational officials worked tirelessly to prevent the leaking of information to news outlets on the illegal acts of Hunt and Liddy ordered by President Nixon. The "Leak Stoppers" graphic satirizes the two criminals and their disguise-wearing, bandit-like nature as well as the prevalence of investigative journalism during this period.