IMDb Seen: Face-Off: 'All the President's Men' vs. 'The Post'
Both films depict true stories about the newspaper, The Washington Post, publishing evidence about the U.S. government committing serious abuses of power. Both movies are set in Washington D.C. in the early 1970's, include the character of editor Ben Bradlee, reveal President Nixon's corruption and the journalists' courage, and illustrate the importance of the press and its independence. Which of these Oscar-nominated political thrillers do you think is the better dramatization of democracy, threats to it, and its protectors? Practice your right to free speech here.