Press: Newswatch: Getting Back At the Press

Getting Back At the Press

The press can be an uneasy tribe to live with--curious, demanding and persistent. But adversaries can be just as persistent and demanding, so that truces are never possible. Ronald Reagan long ago learned to control how he appears on TV and minimize encounters with the press. Now the Reagan people are mounting an offense to stop leaks to reporters.

How strange that the Administration should begin getting tough over the Pelton espionage trial. Here a trusted Government official is accused of selling some of the nation's most closely guarded secrets to the Soviets, and the CIA gets all upset about what...

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