Newswatch Thomas Griffith: The Danger of Hobnobbery Journalism

Newswatch / Thomas Griffith

It is not yet clear whether the Carter briefing papers are a molehill waiting to be made into a mountain or a mountain trying to pass itself off as a molehill. Although the story has so far claimed no victims in the Reagan Administration, it has dealt a glancing blow to a bright star of the Washington press corps, George F. Will, the conservative columnist, and raised anew the question of how cozy journalists should be with politicians.

In a Washington Journalism Review poll last month, Will was voted the...

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