The Press: British Deplorer

Outspoken as they were, McKissick and the committee on presidential credibility were the soul of restraint compared to what followed. Sweeping in with the brisk authority of a North Sea gale, British Press Lord Cecil King, 66, promised that his strictures on the U.S. press would be "mild and moderate." But anyone who reads King's raw and racy London Daily Mirror (circ. over 5,000,000) should have known that mildness and moderation are not traits that he admires.

"I merely deplore that you are producing unreadable, unmanageable newspapers," he began. "Some of your foreign correspondents...

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