“Younger people watching the actor Jason Robards’s portrayal of Bradlee in All the President’s Men can be forgiven for thinking it is a broad caricature, an exaggeration of his cement-mixer voice, his cocky ebullience, his ferocious instinct for a political story, and his astonishing support for his reporters. In fact, Robards underplayed Bradlee.” David Remnick on the legendary WaPo editor Benjamin Bradlee, who died at the age of 93.

+ “It was hard to explain the full force of his personality to people who never met him. He really was one of those guys you’d take a machine-gun bullet for. You only meet three or four of them in an entire lifetime.” The Washington Post on the newspaper’s greatest editor.