The Nation: Where Atlanta's 'Big Mules' Relax

"I have been angered and disgusted, not to mention sickened and saddened by my fellow newsmen," confessed Jack Tarver, publisher of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, in an indignant editorial last week. "It would serve us right if the judge were to tell us where to stick the attorney generalship and we wound up with another John Mitchell or Richard Kleindienst."

The judge, of course, is Attorney General—designate Griffin Bell. The cause of Tarver's outrage was the coast-to-coast outcry over the fact that Bell and two other top-level Jimmy Carter appointees belong to...

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