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Nattering nabobs of news criticism: 50 years ago today, Spiro Agnew laid out a blueprint for attacking the press

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Nattering nabobs of news criticism: 50 years ago today, Spiro Agnew laid out a blueprint for attacking the press

Nieman Lab - Thomas Alan Schwartz

“In his attacks on television news, Agnew struck a chord with conservatives who had long regarded the media with suspicion. Nixon later called Agnew’s speech a ‘turning point’ in his presidency.” Americans witnessed an unprecedented event 50 years ago today: live television coverage on all three …

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