Newswatch: Going Eyeball to Eyeball - and Blinking

After dispensing opinions on the economy and President Reagan's foreign policy, the Washington columnists on Martin Agronsky's television show turned animatedly to a subject closer to heart. George F. Will was the most intense about it: "The presence of a gossip column on a great paper, which the Post is, is inconsistent with the mission and dignity of the Washington Post." Printing gossip, he went on, is "pandering to the voyeurism of a celebrity-struck public. When you then combine [this] with the doctrine that says we are not responsible for the factual...

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