RIP Ben Bradlee, 1921-2014

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Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor, who led the paper during its Watergate era and turned it into a national and global reporting powerhouse, died on Tuesday at the age of 93.

“I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but we are in a holy profession,” Bradlee once said.

He was the Post’s executive editor from 1968 to 1991. RIP.