The Press: Keeping 'Em Down on the Farm

Like certain other hunting animals, professional journalists do not thrive in captivity. Confined to a single place for any length of time with no news to cover, they tend to turn sour and surly. That has certainly been the case recently in Jimmy Carter's home town of Plains, Ga., to which the candidate returned for a lengthy working vacation after winning the Democratic presidential nomination last month in New York. A report from TIME Correspondent Stanley Cloud, captive in Plains:

The upward of 50 reporters, photographers, network-TV cameramen and technicians who accompanied Carter...

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