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Why was Nixon’s face never shown in the “The Post” movie?

We could only see Nixon's back but not his face. why was Nixon’s face never shown in the movie?
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Why didn’t any reporters show interest towards “The Post”?

Both “The Post” team & “The Times” team were brought their case to the Supreme Court for illegally giving the public access to the Pentagon Papers. After the Court session concluded, reporters ...
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Why did Ben Bradlee specifically mention “91 words a minute”?

The Post's managing editor, Ben Bradlee reads a paper: BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep with a damn thesaurus. So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara...to provoke the North ...
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Why does Ben Bradlee ask “Is anybody else tired of reading the news instead of reporting it”?

In The Post (2017), The Times publishes a story on obtaining the Pentagon Papers with news on the White House's cover-up stories. In a meeting of editors, managing editor Ben Bradlee asks a question: ...
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Why did Daniel Ellsberg have to remove “TOP SECRET” footers from the Pentagon Papers?

In "The Post", about 10 minutes in, Daniel Ellsberg is cutting away the footer from each page of the documents he's about to leak. Later in the film, we learn that this is because of the TOP SECRET ...
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Why are the page numbers of the leaked documents cut off before they are copied?

In the beginning of the The Post, you see that the people leaking the Pentagon Papers cut the page numbers off each page before they copy it. Why did they do this? For anyone - including investigative ...