Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post for many years, passed away at age of 93.
Bradlee was the editor who published the Pentagon Papers. For those who don't know the story of the Pentagon Papers, it's an important history lesson.
Washington Post published an essay of his from 1997 where he discusses the role of the press and lies from public officials:
Where lies the truth? That’s the question that pulled us into this business, as it propelled Diogenes through the streets of Athens looking for an honest man.
If it wasn't for investigative journalists and editors like Bradlee, the world would be a different place.