Columnists: Cancellations for a Candidate

When a new political pundit offered his wares to the U.S. press 3½ years ago, the Denver Post was one of the first papers to sign up. But last week the Post dropped Columnist Barry Goldwater from its editorial page. Reason: Goldwater is an announced candidate for the Republican nomination for President. It would hardly be fair to other candidates, explained the Post, to go on running the Goldwater column.

Some of Goldwater's 134 other papers seemed to feel the same way. By week's end, five more had either suspended or canceled Barry's column. Goldwater planned to keep on writing...

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