The Press: The Carrot-Juice Council

When the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story stating that a man had died from drinking too much carrot juice, C.T. Budny of Woodbury, N.J., was incensed. "I have been drinking one, two or three, or even as much as four quarts of carrot juice at times daily," he wrote to the National News Council, "and have never had any but beneficial health."

Budny's complaint was one of 200 received by the 15-member council since it set up shop last August as an independent watchdog of press fairness. The complaint was also one of the 34 cases to get past a staff screening...