Press: The Goaded Fight Back

It was a quiet Sunday as the picadors at all three networks prepared to implant their banderillas in the hides of their talk-show guests. NBC's Meet the Press had drawn the best bull, the one most likely to be goaded into making a Monday headline. This was the controversial Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ambassador to the U.N.

On the Meet the Press set, which looks like a courtroom lighted by Wurlitzer, the guest faces four questioners arrayed behind a judge's bench. That four on one, according to Moderator Bill Monroe, gives the lone guest the sympathy...

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