The relationship between media and govt during the Vietnam War. The war was going badly for president Johnson, he did not seek re-election after his first term. He is replaced by Nixon.
Daniel Ellsberg publishes the Pentagon Papers. 677 page book. Within a week 500,000 copies had been sold. It exposed an extraordinary level of deception and incompetence surrounding the U.S. govt’s handling of the Vietnam War. New York Times, 11 July 1971
American media gains influence in its commentary on the war.