The Press: A Too-Special Relationship

"I have not had unfortunate experiences with the press."

That is one point Henry Kissinger made at his extraordinary news conference in Salzburg that no journalist will dispute. In the 5½ years that he has been shaping U.S. foreign policy, the Secretary of State has never lacked a large and enthusiastic following in the press and public. They have applauded his statecraft spectaculars, been entertained when he stepped out with starlets, and generally turned to him for relief from the sullenness and secrecy that have characterized much of the rest of the Nixon Administration....

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