‘The Post’ Fact-Check: Did Nixon Really Say That About the Washington Post? (Audio)

(Spoiler alert: Contains a major reveal about Steven Spielberg’s wonderful “The Post.”)

The final sequence of Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” features a vindictive and petty Richard Nixon, on a recorded line, demanding of an underling that no Washington Post reporters be allowed in the White House ever again. It’s a great ending — but is it accurate?

Yes and no. Nixon absolutely did tell his obsequious press secretary, Ron Ziegler, that “no reporter from the Washington...

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