NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: The Self-Restraint Brownout

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Egypt's Anwar Sadat thinks the Ayatullah is a lunatic, but, as Richard Nixon told a TV interviewer two weeks ago, "if he's crazy, he's crazy like a fox in one respect. He knows how to manipulate the media. He in effect has convicted the Shah in the minds of great numbers of Americans, as well as people throughout the world."

Nixon can never resist a chance to get in a lick at the press. About the Shah's fallen reputation, Nixon is dead right, but not simply because Khomeini manipulated the press: the Ayatullah has been able to take noisy advantage of a...

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