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And if you put all those people together in one place it requires
considerable management skill because, obviously, they're not the
easiest people, they're not trained soldiers. They're not trained to
say, “Aye, aye, Sir.” In fact they're trained to say, “No Sir.” So
it's a very complicated organizational thing. It falls apart. If
you have a dictator at the head, you have one set of problems. If
you have somebody who just lets them all go their different ways, you
have an incoherent publication.
Was there talk through the years, or a kind of accepted view of
what the role of the press in a democratic society is, or should be?
It seems to me that the life of anybody who is in
journalism consists of getting involved in that discussion about
every three months, for forty years. And there never is a nice final
answer to it.
O.K., let's stop for today.
[End tape two, side two. End of interview.]
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