Forum, Dec. 23, 1974

The Private Lives of Public Men

To the Editors:

As the peccadilloes of Congressmen and Premiers make headlines here and abroad, the editors of TIME and every other responsible news organization are confronted with a series of decisions to tell or not to tell. Wherever they draw that nice line between good taste and good reporting, they can be assured that they will be judged wrong by some segment of their audience.

Among us readers are those who wish we could be spared the grosser facts of life. We'd just rather not know, if you please,...

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