Reporting: The Use and Misuse of Politicians

The Use & Misuse of Politicians

A politician lecturing newsmen usually behaves in one of two ways, Michigan's Democratic Senator Philip A.

Hart explained to journalism students at Wayne State University. "He can extol the virtues of his audience in the hope that the admiration might be somehow reciprocated, or he can dev astate them with criticism in revenge for all those neglected handouts." Taking no chances, Hart chose to try a little of both, sprinkling his speech with illustrations of how press and politicians use — and misuse — each other.

Reporters, said Hart, inevitably slant the news — often...

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