Press: Your Story, but My Life

Perhaps the strongest opinions, fair or unfair, about journalism are held by people who have been thrust into the news by their jobs or by extraordinary circumstances. Some of their views:

Richard Allen resigned as President Reagan's National Security Adviser in January 1982, following allegations that he had improperly accepted gifts from Japanese journalists and businessmen. He was cleared of wrongdoing.

We were held captive in our house by the media from roughly mid-November to early January. This was all day, every day. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, wedding anniversary, birthdays. They would begin...

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