The first trailer for The Post, Steven Spielberg’s latest historical drama, has been released online. Starring the likes of Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (among others), the film is based on the true story of Washington Post journalists who exposed the Pentagon Papers – which were documents that detailed the United States’ political and military involvement in Vietnam from a period of over two decades. They were noteworthy for illustrating secret bombings, raids, and other attacks America staged in the area (which were never reported in the media), revealing that the government had lied to the public.

Though the papers first gained widespread notoriety in a New York Times article, Spielberg’s movie – judging from its title – concerns itself with Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and Katherine Graham’s (Streep) fighting for their right to publish the content of the Pentagon Papers in their newspaper. The subject ...

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