Press: Anybody Want to Go to Grenada?

Angry reporters finally get to a story after it is all but over

"Suppose I told you," the Pentagon briefing expert boasted to a roomful of officers, "that on this raggedy clump of hills and beaches, we are going to humiliate one of the most arrogant powers in the world today ..."

"You don't mean . , .?"

"Yes, gentlemen, I do mean—the American press."

That was New York Times Columnist Russell Baker's fantasy version of the state of conflict between U.S. military authorities and the press last week. But for many of the 400-odd American...

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