The Press: Opinionated Mush

Self-scrutiny by the press has grown in recent years, partly as a response to the Nixon Administration's efforts to discredit journalists. The monthly [More] is perhaps the most tendentious practitioner of the new criticism. Its circulation is modest (15,000), but it at tracts a number of salty, savvy contributors who regularly needle their colleagues in the trade for specific failings.

[More] articles are often amply documented. Once in a while, however, Editor Richard Pollak seems to suffer a total lapse of judgment.

Four months ago, Pollak published a broadside by Novelist Sol Yurick that blasted U.S. journalism for not accepting the Symbionese Liberation...

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