Great Moments in Journalism

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee offers his thoughts to an over-aggressive public relations person who complained to Bradlee when a section editor shot down a pitch. The classic Bradlee closing zinger:

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgment and that we distrust yours.”

Is there any question why his reporters would have killed for him?

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One thought on “Great Moments in Journalism

  1. Julian Read was the Press Secretary to Texas Governor John Connally and was in the Motorcade and one of the few eyewitnesses to the aftermath at Parkland Hospital after Kennedy (and his boss) were shot.

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