Before “All The President’s Men” and the oft told and seen “Watergate” scandal. The Washington Post was in the center of another confrontation with the White House and government. The subject: “The Pentagon Papers” (officially titled: United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense)
On December 22, Steven Spielberg (pictured above) directs Tom Hanks (for a 5th time!) and Meryl Streep in “The Post.” Officially described as the following:
“A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post‘s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.”
So let me get this straight…you have true-life government scandal as told by Spielberg, Hanks, and Streep….anyone want to be AGAINST an Oscar nomination or two?