WP <i>did not</i> take down a president, says author

Media Myth Alert
Dana Milbank wrote Sunday in his piece on TNR's "Post Apocalypse" that "in the mid-1970s," the Post "took down a president." That's not true, says W. Joseph Campbell. To argue that the Washington Post took down Richard Nixon is to "misunderstand the scandal and to indulge in a particularly beguiling media-driven myth," he says.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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