Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991.

From the transcript of his 1995 Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross:

GROSS: What was it like for The Post to cover the White House during Watergate? Did your sources there shut you out?

BRADLEE: Yeah, they sure did. And the White House correspondent was Carl Kilpatrick, who was a gentle - really, a brilliant journalist, a gentle man, though, and - from Alabama. And he - we made his life tremendously difficult. And to be called - you know, to sit in the White House briefing room while Ziegler or whoever else it was called your paper liars and - was very difficult. And some of the people calling you a liar were quite - there were politicians who held quite high office....[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue