Columnists: Disillusioned with Journalism

The American press is contributing to the "confusion and frustration now damaging the nation's spirit." The charge comes not from a partisan politician or a bitter New Radical, but from a usually liberal journalist disillusioned with his profession. Columnist and ABC-TV Commentator Howard K. Smith, 53, last week gave up his two-year-old column because in past years "I had the exhilarating feeling of being a tiny part in a great age of journalism. I miss that feeling now."

An uncomplicated egalitarian where race relations are concerned, Smith nevertheless writes in his farewell...

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