Nation: Good News

REPORTERS, EDITORS and subscribers wanted for a new newspaper that prints only good news.

Barry Wanger, 23, the Hartford, Conn., newsman who placed the ad in Editor & Publisher, assumed that it would be recognized as a put-on, a small reductio ad absurdum of Vice President Agnew's fulminations against the baleful pessimism of the press. As a gag, Wanger sent a brief description of his Pollyanna venture to Agnew's office. He was startled to receive a reply from an Agnew aide: "Although he can in no way endorse a commercial venture, the Vice President is most appreciative of the thinking behind your...

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