“The Post”

Saw “The Post” recently. Highly recommend it! It speaks not only to the past (the Nixon years) but resonates with today as well. Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Many liberties were taken in “The Post,” the Steven Spielberg movie on the publishing of the Pentagon Papers. But the movie stuck to reality when it described how the Supreme Court sided with the press and not the Nixon administration in what was a cliffhanger of a legal battle. It’s worth reading Justice Hugo Black’s triumphant words at the CORNELL LAW SCHOOL »

Review here.

The US Press

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Since President Trump’s election the media have presented us with a series of either “the end of democracy”or “we finally have a real man in power” stories. CJR editors argue it is “A ‘golden opportunity’ for conservative journalism. “National Review’s Jonah Goldberg thinks Donald Trump’s administration provides “a golden opportunity for quality conservative journalism.” Writing in his weekly G-File column, Goldberg, a conservative intellectual who is no fan of Donald Trump, says the coverage of Trump in the mainstream press has been hysterical, while pro-Trump outlets like Breitbart have produced only sycophantic praise.”  – [SOURCE]

Below, some context from conservative voices in the media.