From The Managing Editor: Dec. 16, 1991

We all know the cliches about journalists, and occasionally we may even perpetuate them in this column. Journalists are tough, always tough. They are unsentimental, cynical, intent on little except getting the next story. They are dedicated to the truth, but perhaps a little short on human qualities.

Last week, as I heard the reports of Terry Anderson's release, I recalled that David Aikman, a senior correspondent in our Washington bureau, was the founder of the Journalists' Committee to Free Terry Anderson. At a time when there was little reason to hope for Terry's release, David was busy drafting petitions, meeting...

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