Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Never Monkey with the Truth

Ben Bradlee

the Washington Post editor
who resided over the paper's
reporting on Watergate

which led to the retirement
of the sitting president
Richard M. Nixon

showed the country
that "news" is one of the good
four-letter words

and "journalism"
one of the vital "-isms"

in a world plagued
by so many bad ones.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.