The Press: King of the Epithet

Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty and Ohio Congressman John Ashbrook represent different parties, different generations and different regions, but they have two important things in common. Each is almost universally regarded as a certain loser in his party's New Hampshire presidential primary, and each has the panting support of William Loeb's Manchester Union Leader. Never a piker in his predictions, Publisher Loeb even says that he thinks Yorty will win the Democratic primary.

That result would astonish everyone, Yorty included, but the influence wielded by the highly conservative Loeb cannot be dismissed. Party...

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