(a contradiction in terms), it is anothernexample of the search for truth throughninauthentic means. Complexity is reducednto the editor’s and producer’snpredilections. And to make mattersnworse, 60 AfOTMtes’producer Don Hewittnadopts the self-righteous stance that hisnis the “only” position. When confrontednwith several examples of omission andncommission on his programs, Mr. Hewittnrefused to apologize, maintaining thatnthese were programs worth doing despitentheir flaws. In the egocentric world ofnMr. Hewitt, the media interest is inextricablynunited with the national interest.nUltimately he decides what is good fornthe nation and nestles the entire processnunder the protective umbrella of thenFirst Amendment. libel and slander havenbecome anachronisms in a televisionnage that eagerly promotes the sensationalnand a philosophy of caveat emptor. Thosenwho are hurt in the process are treatednwith as much concern as the videotapenleft on the cutting-room floor. Here arenthe new gods: lacking humility, searchingnfor new muck to rake, posturing for audiencenapproval, and administering extraordinarynpower without responsibility.nAdmittedly, the public has “a right tonknow”—to employ another media clichen—but so too does the public have a rightnto expect tastefiilness, good judgment,nand feimess in those it has anointed asnjournalistic gods. If Walter Cronkite, toncite one of those who sat on the Olympusnof Black Rock, can say after the I968 Tetnoffensive “this government is losing thencenter over Vietnam” despite the nownweU-documented American victory atnthat time, hubris has replaced fairness asna godly attribute. Time and again Mr.nLesher, to his credit, identifies reportersnwho confijse their mission to present thennews feirly with a deeply ingrained ideologynthat includes suspicion of government,ndislike for business, and the usualnpanoply of liberal “virtues.”nThis brings back a point raised earlier:ndo distortions result from the nature ofnjournalism or the nature of journalists?nAs I’ve suggested, there are intrinsicnWhy will liberalsnHATEnthis book?nA NATION SAVED:nThank You,nPresident ReagannArthur MiltonnThe title alone is sure to annoy them.nThey will be infuriated because Arthur Milton,na successful businessman and author, hasnwritten a glowing tribute to our free enterprisensystem and the steps President Reagan has taken to invigorate it.nThey will grow squeamish when they read Mr. Milton’s interviews withnsuch knowledgeable political figures as Jeane Kirkpatrick, Samuel RileynPierce, Jr., Helene Von Damm and Lyn Nofziger.nThey will be thoroughly exacerbated by such chapters as “Reagan’s Triumph,”n”Destructive Taxation,” and “Exports and the Welfare State.”nThey will rant and rave over Mr. Milton’s contention that putting a lid onnrunaway inflation while reducing interest rates is the surest path to a newnprosperity and a natural growth in employment.nThey may arrive at your doorstep with a copy of the book, eager to donbattle.nBe prepared. Order it now!nCitadel Press 220 pages 1983 $10.00nTo: Citadel Press, Dept. C, 120 Enterprise Avenue, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094nYes! I want to be prepared. Please rush me a copy of Arthur Milton’s A NATION SAVED:nTHANK YOU, PRESIDENT REAGAN, for which I enclose my check or money order for $12.00n($10 plus $2 postage and handling).nMy name:,nstreet:n(please print)nCity:. state: .Zip:_nnnOctober 1983n