Tale of a Fearless Newswoman
Posted on January 10, 2018 by John Elliott
“The Post” Offers Glimpse into the Role of the ‘Fourth Estate,’ Keeping Government Accountable
On New Year’s Eve, we watched the new film: “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The film traces the decision by Katharine Graham (Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Hanks) to publish Vietnam-era stories based on the Pentagon papers. An injunction had just been issued against the New York Times for a similar, bold decision.