Like the joke about the sunburned zebra “The Post” – opening Friday – revisits the days when newspapers were read all over.
It’s been called newspaper porn for its scenes of rolling presses, the rat-a-tat-tat of typewriters, pressmen in paper hats, men throwing the latest edition from moving trucks to curbside vendors.
One observer gushed about a scene where a copy chief editing a groundbreaking story on deadline scratches out the very first sentence.
That’s authenticity. The premise is less so.The Washington Post was a supporting player in reporting the Pentagon Papers, chronicling US involvement in Vietnam.