Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 2, 1973 · Page 19
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20 Golesburg Redister*Moil, Gol^burg, III. Wednesdoy, May 2, 1973 Watergate Spinoff: President Won't Kick Press Around — For a While By NORMAN KEMPSTER WASHINGTON <UPI) - No matter how the Watergate scandal finally comes out, one thing now appears certain: The Nixon administration will not have the press to kick around anymore. At least not for a while. Washington Window There was a time last fall when President Nixon's official spokesman could dismiss as ''unfair ... hearsay ... guilt.by association shoddy journalism" the published accounts of high level involvement in the illegal bugging of the Democratic National headquarters. The counterattack against the press succeeded in diverting public opinion for a time. It now has become clear that the President would have been better served if he had taken seriously the reports in his newspaper. The President virtually ad mitted as much in his televised address to the nation Monday night. Discounted Stories "Because I believed the reports I was getting (from administration aides), because I had faith in the persons from whom I was getting them—I discounted the stories in the press that appeared to implicate members of my administration or other officials of the campaign committee," Nixon said. "However, new information then came to me which persuaded me that there was a real possibility that some of these charges were true, and suggesting further that there had been an effort to conceal the facts both from the public,! from you, and from me," he said. If Nixon had moved last fall to order the sort of intensive investigation that he called for two weeks ago, much of the White House credibility could have been salvaged. There can be little doubt that the charges of inaccuracy and bias by the press had their intended effect. Opinion polls showed that a large percentage of the public doubted the truth of published reports of the growing scandal. That apparently has changed A recent Louis Harris poll indicated that only 9 per cent of the public believes the White House has told the full truth about the Watergate. Kept Matter Alive At a time when the Justice Department was ready to mark the Watergate case "closed" following the conviction of SIX DRIVE-IN LANES Two Walk-Up Windows Corner Prairie and Water MON., TUE., WED., THU. 8:30 AM — 4 PM FRIDAY 8:30 AM — 7 PM SATURDAY 8:30 AM—12 NOON MORE SERVICE — LESS WAITING FIRST — there when you need us/ first National IifitGaicsbuig National BaaWKTxust / Established 1863/MembeaRD.LC; seven low-level conspirators, the press-chiefly The Washington Post-kept the matter alive. It is difficult to say whether it was the news media or a tough, no-nonsense federal judge, John J. Sirica, that broke the scandal. But it is certain that the government's chief law enforcement agencies deserve none of the credit. Regardless Of t h e final outcome of the Watergate case, it is now clear that it is riot simply a vendetta against the administration by a biased and left-leaning press. But old habits die hard. In his letter of resignation, Nixon's chief domestic adviser, John D. Ehrlichman, said he was an innocent victim of "repeated rumor, unfounded charges or implications- and whatever the media carries." He denounced the press in general and the Los Angeles Times in particular for allegedly defaming him and said he was innocent o involvement in either the bugging of the Democratic headquarters or the subsequen coverup. Class at AlWood Slates 'Nursery* WOODHULL - Members.of a child care class at AlWood High School will have a nursery school as part of their class experience the mornings of May 8, 10, 14, 16 and 17. 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