Monday, April 30, 2012

What Does Bradlee Remember?

Writing about Jeff Himmelman's account of (or making of) trouble in Nixonwoodsteinbradleeland, I didn't want to mention the age thing. But Jack Shafer does:
With all respect to Ben Bradlee, the Woodward-Himmelman spat is starting to resemble that movie in which a much-coveted dog is placed midway between two contesting owners and they rely on him to choose which owner he wants to go home with. Isn’t this historical dispute, which relies on accurate memory, a bit much to put a 91-year-old man through? Bradlee obviously admires and respects both journalists, but age has dimmed his powers of concentration (as it has mine).
Hat tip to Max Holland

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