NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: Carter's Columnist Critics


It's almost impossible to find any Washington columnist who is really for Jimmy Carter. Down in Carter's Georgia, Hal Gulliver, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, suspects that columnists like David Broder and Joe Kraft wake up mornings feeling fine for 30 seconds until they remember who is President, and then their day is ruined. Gulliver puts it down to anti-Southern prejudice, but of course that's just a rebel yell, not a sensible argument.

The sympathy that many columnists once felt for Carter has turned in some cases to active dislike, in others...

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