Polemics With A Satisfying Zap

Griffith, Thomas
January 1979
Time;1/22/1979, Vol. 113 Issue 4, p68
The article discusses the writing technique of the "New York Times" newspaper columnist William Safire. He was hired by "Time" magazine to offset its liberal tilt in pundits. It states that the has managed to get away from the fixed-ideology trap. It notes that he has learned to combine reporting with denouncing. Safire is known to have fascination with words that are plain, sharp and evasive.


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