The Press: The Undesired Kiss

Carl Greenberg—he's the only reporter on the [Los Angeles] Times that fits this thing, who wrote every word I said. He wrote it fairly. He wrote it objectively. Carl, despite whatever feelings he had, felt that he had an obligation to report the facts as he saw them.

—Richard Milhous Nixon

Thus, in his bitter political swan song, California's defeated Republican candidate for Governor lifted to national attention a hitherto obscure political reporter for the Los Angeles Times. No man desired the distinction less. For all his 35 years at the game, Carl Greenberg, 54, has aspired to be no more than he...

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