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    Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post

    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93.

    From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift for leadership helped him hire and inspire a talented staff and eventually made him the most celebrated newspaper editor of his era.

    The most compelling story of Mr. Bradlee’s tenure, almost certainly the one of greatest consequence, was Watergate, a political scandal touched off by The Post’s reporting that ended in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.
    I would definitely say he was a historically significant figure.
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    Re: Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

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    Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post
    I would definitely say he was a historically significant figure.
    Interesting article. Overall he was a well respected man.

    I don't really care enough to do any deep research but it seems, I recall, that there were constant whispered rumors of his connections with the International intelligence community that began during WW2 with Naval Intelligence and then later with the CIA.

    Maybe somethings are better left untold; or maybe rumors are only that... rumors.

    Thanks for the article A

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    Re: Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    An hour and a half, and not one of our leftwing friends have come in here to celebrate this man!
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