The Press: Report from Rainbow Land

Report from Rainbow Land For millions of British newspaper readers, the U.S. is "Rainbow Land," a world of dazzling fluff and foolishness. The man who paints it that way is Britain's favorite Manhattan columnist, a sleekly combed English reporter named Don Iddon, who writes his weekly "Don Iddon's Diary" for the London Daily Mail (circ. 2,293,565) and a string of other papers on the Continent and through the British Commonwealth. Since British newspapers generally do an indifferent job of covering the U.S., many readers rely on Iddon's hodgepodge of gossip, pressagentry and political hip-shooting for much of their U.S. news. Over...

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