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  • Lunch with Ben Bradlee: From Guadacanal to Iraq (Interview With a Living Artifact)

    03/20/2006 11:04:46 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies · 534+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | March 20, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    WASHINGTON, D.C. The last time Ben Bradlee was cruising through the islands near Guadalcanal in the South Pacific was in 1943, aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer. Enduring some of the worst combat of World War II, the Navy spent months battling through the waterway known as "The Slot." "It was where cruisers and destroyers met up with the Japanese and played bang-bang at night," Bradlee describes it today. Nearly 63 years later, the legendary journalist is ready to return. This time, however, the destroyer is being replaced by a leisurely cruise ship, and his youngest son, Quinn, will accompany him....
  • Winfrey, Bradlee, Clinton to Receive Medal of Freedom

    08/08/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jared A. Favole
    The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.” Mr. Obama will award the medals...
  • The unraveling myth of Watergate

    05/25/2012 4:01:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5-25-12 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was, they said, the crime of the century. An attempted coup d'etat by Richard Nixon, stopped by two intrepid young reporters from The Washington Post and their dashing and heroic editor. The 1976 movie, "All the President's Men," retold the story with Robert Redford as Bob Woodward, Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein and Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Ben Bradlee. What did Bradlee really think of Watergate? In a taped interview in 1990, revealed now in "Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee," Bradlee himself dynamites the myth: "Watergate ... (has) achieved a place in...
  • The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer

    05/01/2012 9:25:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Future Freedom Foundation ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer by Jacob G. Hornberger, April 11, 2012 In early 1976 the National Enquirer published a story that shocked the elite political class in Washington, D.C. The story disclosed that a woman named Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was a divorced spouse of a high CIA official named Cord Meyer, had been engaged in a two-year sexual affair with President John F. Kennedy. By the time the article was published, JFK had been assassinated, and Mary Pinchot Meyer herself was dead, a victim of a murder that took place in Washington on October 12, 1964. The...
  • On Scandal at Penn State:Hey CBS News When You Don't Have It, Don't Hype It, Lessons From Watergate

    11/17/2011 6:13:25 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies
    TVWEEK ^ | November 16, 2011 | Chuck Ross
    There’s an exemplary scene in the movie version of “All the President’s Men” that goes basically like this: Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein have been working their asses off on one of their stories about the Watergate scandal. They are pushing to have the story put on the front page of the paper. Ben Bradlee, the Post’s editor, reads the story and asks them a few questions. He then crosses out some words and adds some others and orders the story to be run, but to be buried inside the paper. Bernstein goes ballistic, arguing that it’s a front...
  • Former Wash. Post editor discusses Cain sexual harassment story while pawing D C reporter

    11/04/2011 7:04:16 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Daily Caller Productions
    On Wednesday evening The Daily Caller spoke to Washington Post Executive Editor Bob Woodward, and Washington Post vice president and former executive editor Ben Bradlee, about Chris Matthews’ new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” — and about the sexual harassment allegations facing GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Video at link
  • Sally Quinn: 'Absolutely no regrets' (the DC witch goes down in flames)

    02/25/2010 8:47:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-25-10 | Michael Calderone
    Sally Quinn, whose first novel was titled “Regrets Only,” doesn’t have any second thoughts about writing of her “dysfunctional family” drama in The Washington Post last week. “I have absolutely no regrets at all,” Quinn told POLITICO. While Quinn isn’t sorry about writing it, others — from family members to online critics to the paper’s top editor — are. Quinn said Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli told her that if he’d seen it first, he wouldn’t have run the column explaining the “dueling weddings” of her son and stepson’s daughter and squabbles among family members. And now Brauchli has decided “The...
  • Who Is Sally Quinn? (As Dracula fears a cross- liberal media doyenne is terrified by Sarah Palin)

    09/08/2008 10:10:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies · 427+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/9/2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    As Dracula fears a cross, so a liberal media doyenne is terrified by Sarah PalinIt is, you know, rich. In the middle of the firestorm created by the liberal media over the nomination of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the first woman vice-presidential nominee in the Republican Party, a familiar voice is heard. Comes word in the last few days that Sally Quinn, doyenne of the Washington Post and the Georgetown social set as well as the wife of legendary former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, has taken out after Governor Palin. The moose-hunting, snowmobiling Palin is not a regular...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • WASH POST's Ben Bradlee Claims Plame Leaker Was Richard Armitage

    03/13/2006 8:02:26 AM PST · by blogblogginaway · 86 replies · 4,154+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | march 13, 2006 | Drudge
    WASH POST's Ben Bradlee Claims Plame Leaker Was Richard Armitage Mon Mar 13 2006 10:48:34 ET THE WASHINGTON POST's famous Watergate editor Ben Bradlee claims that it was former State Department Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage who was the individual who leaked the identity of CIA official Valerie Plame. In the latest issue of VANITY FAIR: "Woodward was in a tricky position. People close to him believe that he had learned about Plame from his friend Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's former deputy, who has been known to be critical of the administration and who has a blunt way of speaking. 'That...
  • Ben Bradlee--The Poster Child of Media Bias--On CSPAN Yesterday

    11/26/2005 2:28:07 AM PST · by cgbg · 1 replies · 238+ views
    CSPAN | November 26,2005 | self
    Last night CSPAN broadcast one of those panels on the public perception of the media. One of the featured guests was the aging (born 1921) Ben Bradlee from the Washington Post. He has just about lost it, but from the mouths of babes and the elderly the truth emerges.
  • President vs. Press: The Media's Attempt to Take Down Another Republican President(as with Nixon)

    07/15/2005 8:11:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,076+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    In The Making of the President 1972, Theodore White saw the Nixon-McGovern election as other than a partisan battle for the White House between Republicans and Democrats. The title of chapter 10 is “Power Struggle: President Versus Press.” Wrote White: “What lay at issue in 1972 between Richard Nixon on the one hand and the adversary press and media of America, on the other, was simple: It was power.” In White’s judgment, Sen. McGovern was probably not in the top ten on the real Nixon enemies list, which was headed by the Washington Post, CBS, the New York Times --...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Media Mandate: "Whatever It Takes" (Rush nails Dan Ratherbiased on Watergate)

    06/03/2005 9:11:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 2,080+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6/3/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's start with this Watergate stuff. Get this. This is a story from WBAL TV, Channel 11 in Baltimore. "The former FBI official who revealed himself this week as Deep Throat apparently also leaked information to The Washington Post about two of the biggest stories in Maryland in the 1970s. Post reporter Bob Woodward wrote in Thursday's paper that Mark Felt told him in the spring of 1972 during the Watergate investigation that the FBI had some information that Vice President Spiro Agnew had received a $2,500 bribe. The tip produced no story, but Agnew resigned in 1973 upon...
  • Liddy Calls Felt a 'Pitiful, Pathetic Old Man' - (says Felt "did wrong, knew it was wrong")

    06/02/2005 4:53:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 105 replies · 2,947+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | JUNE 2, 2005 | MELANIE HUNTER
    Conservative radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy, who was sent to jail for his role in the Watergate scandal, said former FBI Deputy Director F. Mark Felt is a "flawed individual" who was pressured to confess his identity as the confidential source known as "Deep Throat" because his family wanted money. Liddy told the Fox News Channel's John Gibson Wednesday that as a law enforcement officer if Felt had evidence of a crime and the participants of that crime, "he was duty bound to take that to the grand jury." "That's what he should have done rather than leak...
  • Fourth Estate Follies - (liberal media getting what it deserves....and has earned, for decades!)

    05/27/2005 6:17:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 949+ views
    AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | MAY 23, 2005 | TAKI
    Dear, oh dear! Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist, laments, “the climate for freedom of the press in the United States feels more ominous than it has for decades.” He urges vociferous protest and a federal shield law for journalists—this because two journalists have been ordered to jail for refusing a judge’s order to reveal their sources. Both hacks are free pending appeals. Although I was in Albania for a short visit 25 years ago, I was unaware that freedom of the press was about to be curtailed in the Land of the Free. Kristof admits that judges do...
  • Good-Bye, Mr. Irvine - The Passing of Reed Irvine

    11/27/2004 3:37:33 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 571+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 27, 2004 | Burt Prelutsky
    Two things took place recently that were, in a strange way, interconnected. The good thing was that Dan Rather announced his resignation; the bad thing was that Reed Irvine died. The odd thing is that I was saddened by the news of Mr. Irvine’s passing even though, until I’d read his obituary, I had never even heard of the man. It seems that until he was 47 years old, Reed Irvine had been an economist with the Federal Reserve. Then, at an age when so many men are content to work on their slice, perfect their fly-casting skills or start...
  • Why the Wallowing in Watergate?

    06/18/2002 6:46:50 PM PDT · by GeneD · 15 replies · 381+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | 6/18/02 | Andrew Ferguson
    <p>Washington, June 18 (Bloomberg) -- The moderator at the National Press Club wanted to make it perfectly clear yesterday. His three guests were appearing reluctantly. ``This was our idea,'' he said, ``not theirs.''</p> <p>Ben Bradlee agreed. ``We don't really like to talk about it,'' he said.</p>