Nixon Enemies List entry for
|List and position:||First, #77|
|Name as originally listed:||Pete Hamill, New York Post|
|Vitals:||6/24/1935 - 8/5/2020|
|Comment on original list:||New York Post|
- New York newspaper journalist, columnist, and editor.
- Had stints in Europe, Asia, and Central America, but always came back to New York.
- No big eastern newspapers mentioned the List in his obituary (LA Times had a mention). Politico.com mentioned it, noting that he had blamed Nixon for the 1970 Kent State killings after Nixon called student protestors "bums."
- The Kent State comment is likely the reason his name got tossed into the "Political Opponents" file folder by someone in the administration.
-In the 2018 film, Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, he mentions the honor of being on the list.
What was it like to be on Nixon's enemies list?
Oh, it was an honor. There were a lot of good people on that list.
- Dated fellow enemy, Shirley MacLaine.
- Not to be confused with his father, William Peter Hamill, Sr., or English singer-songwriter, Peter Hammill, b. Nov. 5, 1948.
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