Pundit power

Bernstein, Amy; Rosellini, Lynn
January 1994
U.S. News & World Report;1/31/94, Vol. 116 Issue 4, p15
Discusses Bobby Inman's withdrawal of his nomination as defense secretary, and his blaming of `New York Times' columnist William Safire for bringing him down after a decade-long vendetta. Safire's contention that no pundit is that powerful; Power wielded 30 years ago by Walter Lippmann of the New York `Herald Tribune' and others; How today's power is more diverse and fractionalized, according to Safire; How his scrappy column has its roots in the old days.


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