Before there were “alternative facts,” there were the Pentagon Papers.
Shielded from public view, the classified, 47-volume study would expose the government’s misleading assessment of the Vietnam War, propaganda that would have gone uncovered were it not for groundbreaking reporting by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Much like those newspaper reporters and editors who raced to make deadline, Steven Spielberg
hurried to make a feature-length film in less than a year about the importance of a strong, free press.
“I just felt there was an urgency to reflect 1971 in 2017 because it was very terrifyingly similar,” Spielberg
said Monday night after a screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood. He later added: “Our intended audience are the people who have spent the last 13-14 months thirsting and starving for the truth.”
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