In Defense Of Objectivity
the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, etc., the hostile net- work commentators, the gen-
erally hostile White House The Nixon administration portrayed the news media as an inde- press corps, the hostile Con- pendent and hostile power, and many Americans were persuaded.
As a result of the administration's attacks, Schudson argues, many Americans came to perceive the news media-whether admired or feared-as an independent source of power. And the perception of...