The Press: Designed to Defang

Once it seemed that Spiro Agnew had the assignment more or less to himself—defending his President, and the republic for that matter, from the "nattering nabobs of negativism" in the press. Now the Vice President is only one member of a Republican chorus.

The latest attack occurred last week when the Republican National Committee newsletter Monday chastised NBC and United Press International for using North Vietnamese film and still pictures that purported to show civilians suffering from U.S. bombing. Monday interviewed executives of NBC and U.P.I, and paraphrased their responses this way: "When it comes to deciding if their facilities should be...

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