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Iran Arms Scandal / Media #100795

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 07, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's name-calling of press reviewed.

(NYC: Jeff Greenfield) Media's coverage of President's Iran arms scandal discussed; scenes from several news bdcsts. shown. ["National Review" publisher William RUSHER - accuses press of destroying a President and mistreating Reagan.] Reagan's effort to place responsibility for scandal on media quoted in "Time". [UPI reporter Helen THOMAS - notes United States press was last to know of scandal.] CBS News reporter Bill PLANTE - notes President and his staff got themselves into trouble.] Criticism of White House by President's supporters in media (listed) noted. ["New York Daily News" reporter Bruce DRAKE - denies scandal is liberal-conservative one.] "Washington Post" editor Ben Bradlee quoted. [NBC News reporter Chris WALLACE - denies media is joyful over President's problems.] ["Los Angeles Times" spokesperson Jack NELSON - notes his superior's instructions to handle President fairly.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Greenfield, Jeff

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