The Press: Fog Cutter

The professor of journalism finally wore down the Boston Herald. As a onetime reporter, editor and news analyst, Boston University's Dr. David Manning White is allergic to newspaper cliches and "fog words" (i.e., seldom-used words), has been needling Boston papers about their use of them. Last week the Herald waved the white flag, editorialized: "In view of the Professor's unfortunate exposé of Boston newspaper punditing, we have little alternative but to follow his advice . . ."

Henceforth, the Herald would strive for simple phrasing.

Three days later it backslid, ran the headline: HEARINGS STRESS...