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CNN Praises Hollywood Movie on the Washington Post’s Pentagon Papers Story

CNN praised [1] the recently released movie on the Washington Post’s reporting on the Pentagon Papers, “The Post.” The movie features two prominent liberal actors, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. It was directed by Steven Spielberg.

The review said that the movie “was made for this moment, in more ways than one.” It continued the pro-journalism praise:

Not only does Steven Spielberg’s crisp retelling of the Pentagon Papers story call attention to journalism’s highest calling, but Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham’s heroic stand — having been thrust into that position — is a stirring portrait of courage during feminism’s pre-Roe v. Wade era.

A media outlet praising Hollywood movie for focusing on journalism, which is what CNN does on a daily basis, seems to be insider-praising-insider for highlighting one’s industry and way of life.