Nation: The Digest's Reader

As Air Force One jetted westward last week, the principal passenger settled down to his must reading—a blue, loose-leaf notebook with gold embossed lettering identifying it as "The President's Daily News Briefing." The clouds gathering outside were as nothing compared to the scowl forming on Richard Nixon's face. Press Secretary Ron Ziegler was summoned. Nixon had just read a digest of a column by Newhouse newspapers Correspondent Don Bacon that noted occasions on which Ziegler has planted questions with White House reporters on the eve of Nixon's news conferences. In 23 years of...

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