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Item Title: Bias in the Press
Guest: Decter, Midge
Guest: Braley, Russ, 1921-
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Date Created: November 13, 1984
Description: Mr. Braley is a slow and deliberate talker, and so this show lacks the energy of

some.

But many of the insights are acute.

...
Description: Mr. Braley is a slow and deliberate talker, and so this show lacks the energy of

some. But many of the insights are acute. RB: "Watergate was a foreign affair. By that I mean the origins of Watergate and the passion aroused by Watergate was a passion not directed specifically against the instances of Watergate, but against the Administration that continued to pursue the Vietnam War against the advice of the New York Times and its allies." ... MD: "[Establishment journalists assume] that the critics of the press are people who are about to snuff out freedom of the First Amendment. You should hear them, the way they talk about Accuracy in Media, as if the jackboots were coming."

Description (cont'd): RB: "Watergate was a foreign affair. By that I mean the origins of Watergate and the passion aroused by Watergate was a passion not directed specifically against the instances of Watergate, but against the Administration that continued to pursue the Vietnam War against the advice of the New York Times and its allies." ... MD: "[Establishment journalists assume] that the critics of the press are people who are about to snuff out freedom of the First Amendment. You should hear them, the way they talk about Accuracy in Media, as if the jackboots were coming."
Theme(s): Diplomacy , Journalists , Radio & Television
Subject(s): Journalism ; Foreign relations ; Government and the press ; United States ; Braley, Russ, 1921- . Bad news : the foreign policy of the New York times ; Influence ; World politics ; New York times ; Press and politics ; Objectivity ; Press ; Freedom of the press ; Foreign news
Language(s): English
Country of Origin: United States
Place Recorded: New York City, New York, United States
Dimensions: Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Text
Medium: television programs
Aspect Ratio:
4:3
4:3
Color:
color
color
Soundtrack:
sound
sound
Hoover ID: Program S0623
Record Number: 80040.863
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