STOP THE PRESSES, I WANT TO GET OFF!: Tales of the News from the Pages of [MORE] Magazine by Richard--Ed. Pollak

STOP THE PRESSES, I WANT TO GET OFF!: Tales of the News from the Pages of [MORE] Magazine

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KIRKUS REVIEW

You remember the first A. J. Liebling Counter-Convention in 1972:a covey of liberal journalists beating their responsible breasts before an audience of young radicals come to ogle Gloria Steinem? Well, this is a selection of pieces from its brainchild. [MORE] magazine is the alternative to the Columbia Journalism Review--that establishmentarian dray horse that can always be expected to reject critical articles like ""Who Cares about the Pulitzer Prize?""out of hand. The monolithic good gray Times takes it on the jaw for complacent paternalism, for pandering to money interests, and, in David Alpern's ""How the Press Stopped Biaggi,"" for de facto legislation via slanderous investigative reporting. Everyone in the business will want to read the inside dope on the rise and fall of Willie Morris at Harper's (by Timeswoman Charlotte Curtis), the SR debacle out there in Frisco, working conditions at the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. J. Anthony Lukas, who's apparently the[MORE] mainstay, contributes profiles of his idols--Scotty Reston, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and Liebling. [MORE] is a necessary forum for dissent and the cattle stables of power can always use a cleaning. Support it.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1975
Publisher: Random House