Reporting: Sweetheart of Sigma Delta Chi

While the New York newspaper unions were getting their lumps from Publisher Jock Whitney, the Washington press corps was taking an equally sharp pasting from a former colleague. Speaking with the experience of 35 years as a reporter, Presidential Press Secretary Bill Moyers' new assistant, Robert H. Fleming, denounced the sloppy performances turned in by so many of the men he now has to deal with. In a speech to the Washington chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, Fleming got his collected gripes off his chest.

Bleeding Ulcers. High on the list of things that irritated him, he said, was a...

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