The Press: A Modest Proposal

As Washington newsmen got acquainted with Jerry terHorst in his new job, and speculated about the treatment the press can expect from President Ford, one voice reversed the question: How should the press treat Ford? Veteran Washington Post Columnist David S. Broder had some pointed advice for his colleagues. "We can play a helpful part in bringing the presidency back to human scale," he wrote, "if we back off just enough to let Jerry Ford have room to be himself." Broder then offered three self-restraining reforms.

First, Broder told the press corps, the Ford...

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