The Press: Such Good Friends

According to conventional wisdom, James Reston of the New York Times ought to rank high on Spiro Agnew's list of least favorite people. As early as the 1968 campaign, the Times infuriated Agnew by questioning his fitness "to stand one step away from the presidency." Reston, as vice president and chief political columnist of the paper, is a pillar of the Eastern liberal Establishment press that Agnew has been excoriating since 1969; the Times has often replied in stiff editorials. But during his current ordeal, Agnew has turned to Reston for counsel and...

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