The Press: Vanishing Editorial

London Times Editor William Rees-Mogg recently started a controversy by attacking U.S. press coverage of the Watergate investigation and arguing that British papers have more respect for the rights of suspects. British restraint, he argued, protected "universal principles" of justice. He had hardly returned to London from a U.S. visit when an uncomfortable reminder of that restraint was visited on his paper.

The Times issue of June 23 was rolling off the presses with a lead editorial titled "Poulson and Watergate"; the paper urged that a public tribunal of inquiry be established to investigate the affairs of Architect John Poulson and the...

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