Press: Where Are the Pigs and Corn?

Cultures clash as a mob of journalists invades Iowa

New York Daily News Reporter Bruce Drake took a detour to What Cheer, Iowa (pop. 860), to find one of those friendly, folksy, salt-of-the-earth farmers whom journalists covering the state's political caucuses last week seemed to dote on. Shortly after he pulled into town, Drake spotted a suitably rustic fellow walking out of a seed store toward a pickup truck. The farmer listened politely to the reporter's request for some colorful quotes on President Carter's Soviet grain embargo and without hesitating asked, "Can I go off the record with you?" Says Drake:...

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