Press: Newswatch: A Little Longer in the Limelight

A Little Longer in the Limelight

The press, which considers itself the arbiter of how long anyone lasts in the limelight, doesn't like to have that judgment challenged. Having once buried Gary Hart politically, first with its coverage of the Donna Rice weekend, then with editorials pronouncing him too flawed in character to be President, the press now finds itself having to await the electorate's verdict.

Perhaps this proves that the media are better at sensing how curious people are about someone than at knowing what they actually think of him. Journalists quickly intuit when people are fed up with, rather than amused by, a rock star's...

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