No Enemies

Nixon meets the press

The scene conjured up images of Daniel in the lions' den: former President Richard Nixon addressing more than 800 of the nation's top journalists, including some who had written highly critical stories about his presidency. Instead of animosity, however, Nixon drew long, enthusiastic applause from editors and reporters attending the annual meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in Washington last week. Said Creed Black, outgoing ASNE president and publisher of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader: "He gave a virtuoso performance."

Nixon most impressed the editors with an...

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