Affidavit of Max Frankel in United States of America v. New York Times Company et al., June 17, 1971

Reporter Max Frankel wrote this affidavit in response to the injunction placed on The New York Times and affiliated newspaper corporations. Frankel describes his past experience with the White House during the Vietnam War, namely how the over-classification of documents prevented the press from reporting accurate information. He gave specific examples of instances in which the government explicitly lied or withheld information from the public, citing journals and novels that had published more incriminating information than the Pentagon Papers themselves.

Alyssa Manfredi