NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: Editors Telling Secrets


Ever since the Washington Post broke the story of the CIA's secret payments to King Hussein, it has been besieged by angry letters describing its action as "unpatriotic ... in the vilest taste ... the pinnacle of irresponsible journalism." The Post was apparently disturbed enough last week by the outcry to call front-page attention to a curious story inside headlined: POST ATTITUDE "VERY RESPONSIBLE" IN WHITE HOUSE DEALINGS ON CIA STORY. This story quotes Jody Powell, the presidential press secretary, in support of the Post, though Powell did not deny that...

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