'The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee' Review: Ink-Stained Idol

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'The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee' Review: Ink-Stained Idol

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As any rational person would expect, the subject of HBO’s “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee”—the executive editor who presided over the Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal that drove Richard Nixon from office—quickly emerges as a heroic figure. What’s not so expected, what comes as something bordering on shock, of a gratifying kind, is how much else the film takes on in this buoyant and mercilessly frank look at Bradlee’s life and career. It takes on the Kennedy years and Watergate, as well…

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