The Press: Randolph the Gadfly

Sons of great men bear the handicap of comparison with their fathers. And Sir Winston Churchill's son Randolph has been more handicapped than most. In his headlong rush to get out of the great man's shadow, Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill has flopped spectacularly in politics, succeeded only erratically in journalism, and earned such labels as "rampant Randolph" and "England's answer to Elliot Roosevelt." But in the last two years, Randolph Churchill, now 44, has been emerging in a role all his own as the sharpest, scrappiest critic of Britain's wayward press.

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