The Press: Plague on Both Houses

Only last spring it looked as if the script for Campaign 1972 would include as a subplot a nonstop firefight between the Administration and much of the press. If George McGovern won the Democratic nomination, it seemed then, he would certainly enjoy favorable treatment at the hands of many columnists and reporters. So far, however, that has not happened; disenchantment with McGovern has drawn tough criticism even from sources that are ostensibly sympathetic to his candidacy. Though attacks on Richard Nixon have been harsher, the White House hardly needs to seek fresh quarrels...

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