A Plea for Press Restraint

A Plea for Press Restraint

the news media, the American public was treated to little more than misleading stories that "misinterpreted public opinion polls, focused on the personal contest . . .between the President and Senate leaders, and culminated in pious warnings that the treaties were not all that significant after all. . . ." Moreover, the media failed to tell the public much of anything about Panama and why the Panamanians had strug- gled for years to obtain the treaties giving them de jure independence...

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