The Press: Know-lt-Alls

Friends of the U.S. press, and of its future freedom, have long noted with misgivings two unmistakable trends:

¶ The increasing sterility of editorial expression in all but a few of the nation's newspapers.

¶ The taking over of the editorial function by syndicated columnists.

This week a columnist who does not want to be syndicated published a professional newsman's appraisal of many of those who are. Columnist Charles Eugene Fisher writes a seriocomic, largely localized column for the New Dealish Philadelphia Record. His new book is a 317-page work of love and research,...

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