Ike the moderator
- May 12, 2019
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I saw this one. Pretty good movie.The Post
Steven Spielsberg directs an account of the Washington Post newspaper's decision to print the Pentagon Papers, a secret history of Vietnam, part of which was leaked to the NY Times and part to the Post, a case that ended up in the Supreme Court. The crisis comes at a fraught time: the Post is being taken public by Kay Graham, the owner, and Nixon's retaliation could scupper the paper.
Its Tom Hanks and his crew of hard charging reporters vs. the lawyers, the suits, the Nixon administration and their archrivals the New York Times, invariably referred to as the "god damn New York Times" or the "f--king Times." One theme is the aristocratic Graham finding her feet and asserting her authority over the all male boardroom.