NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: Overdosed on Excitement

Overdosed on Excitement

If relations between the Carter Administration and the press have recently been at an unhappy low, there are some who reason that by a President's second year, things are usually that way. Others blame the situation either on the shortcomings of the press or on Carter's people. But Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, thinks "a more basic reason is boredom."

"The fact is that Jimmy Carter and his entourage bore the Washington press corps," Hess writes in the Washington Post. "Reporters in the capital have...

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