CRITIQUE: Innuendo by Question Mark

William Safire, former public relations man, former White House speechwriter (he coined "nattering nabobs of negativism"), for the past 15 months has been the New York Times 's house conservative. In his columns which appear on the newspaper's Op-Ed page, he has occasionally defended the President wittily and cogently, and has sometimes even criticized the White House (especially for bugging his telephone when he was in residence). More often, he has nitpicked the testimony of Richard Nixon's accusers or shot at them with dum dum bullets. Last week he went stalking after...

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