Press Secretaries: Top Editor


Far from the White House and daily communion with the Washington press corps. Presidential Press Secretary Bill Moyers made the most of an unexpected opportunity to sound off about critical reporters. Cornered by local newsmen before speaking to the Charlotte, N.C., Young Democrats, Moyers was asked why President Johnson had such a reputation for managing the news. "This is uninformed criticism," Moyers replied. "The press is insatiable. We try to give out as much as we can. Often it's the inconvenience rather than the management that is criticized."

As an example, Moyers cited the rash of announcements he gave out...

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