THE PRESS: Guide Goes Political

It seemed like old times. There was Presidential Aide Patrick Buchanan excoriating the "arrogant elite" who "control" network television news. Buchanan, who once honed many of the sharper expletives used by Spiro Agnew in his TV-baiting days, eagerly continues what he calls the "50-month quarrel between the Nixon Administration and the network news." He purports to speak for all the folks "west and south of the Hudson" when he asks: "Is it politically healthy, in this pluralistic society, for a tiny clique of like-minded men to decide in perpetuity what is 'the news' for 50 million Americans?"

Buchanan's rusty old cannon...

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