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Day
26
Month
February
Year
1976
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5' z 4Lr ÁOV 9 & 8 w W voV vVX & XA ![w tf te. y Richard and Pat Nixon are going back to China for a fourth anniversary visit, conveniently timing their trek a scant three aays oerore tne rsew nampsnire Presidential primary. Coincidence? The net effect of the timing could well be f to hurt Gerald rord s chances by associat' ing him with the Nixon pardon again in the eyes of historically short-minded New Hampshire votéis. Could there really be a carefully-orchestrated and top-secret strategy within Ford s campaign to insure that Jerry loses the election? How else can f one explain Ford's recent series of brilliant utterances - from leaving the money "in the private sector where it belongs" (right, Jerry, it's done a lot of good there) to the recent gem about leaving the abortion decisión "to the states"? Even Betty had to issue a quick press release thereafter to dissociite herself from Lunkhead. And of course the press continúes to have a field day with Ford's incompetence, stupidity and much-lauded clumsiness. Our guess is that the Rockefeller Mafioso lurk behind all this, waiting to emerge victorious from the FordReagan shambles at the Republican convention. member, fans, like Bob Dylan says, "Money doesn't talk, it swears..." Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, Manchester er czar William Loeb has once again succeeded in branding his state's primary and resultant national media ripples with anti-abortion fervor. Loeb 's newspaper nouthpiece lias been having a sensationalistic field day with unborn fetuses and the "right to life." His Union Leader, the leading newspaper in the state, ñas me power to aenne trie issues in New Hampshire, and of course the networks . and news magazines take it from there. How fervent anti-abortionitis is in the state in terms of real support, we may never know. The medium is S. the message, after all... On the Democratie side, chameleon Jimmy Carter seems to ■s have the fes È i s fc 2Uv ! W M Hl 18 ar S!h '9 w ■LV (O oasxg media in his pocket after doing modestly well in only one "s state caucus vote where 33 per " cent remained undecided. Carter's "liberal dading" status is amazingly deceptive. During his tenure as Governor of Georgia, Carter: called for the court-mar tialing or Pueblo Laptain Uoyd Bucher, saying he should have fought the North Koreans to the death instead of surrendering; promised in 1970 that, ït elected, the rust man he would invite to the state legislature would be George Wallace (the promise was duly delivered); and left state social service agencies ín a shambles due to his much-lauded "cutting back of YW bureaucracy." Perhaps the best comment on Carter's slick V phoniness comes from former Georgia Governor Lester dox, who said recently that "If Richard Nixon had Jimmy Carter as a teacher, he never would haye been caught." ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS DEPARTMENT: Variety magazine reports that numerous news correspondents and nalists for American TV networks and wire services secretly work for the CIA for pay, or else for news scoops and tips. Reporters are frequently "debriefed" by the Company upon returning from abroad. And the CIA even blackmails them to keep them in line: apparently, reporters who balk at continuing to spy have received warnings that their previous agency work would be revealed if J they attempt to quit. Of course, it has also long been known that the CIA is responsible for much of the news coming out of foreign trouble spots like Vietnam, Portugal and Angola, by writing the press releases issued by the American embassy and duly reported by the American press. Lastly, James Earl Ray's attorney, Robert Livingston, says he has made contact with an intermediary who ports that Martin Luther King s actual assassins are ready to turn themselves in and teil all in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Of course, the Memphis District Attorney's office has so far reiusea 10 meei wan tne men. Livingston says one of the men is a Canadian named Clifford Holmes Andrews, who claims the assassins S in King s murder were hired by prominent right-wingers. The assassins claim they were "double-crossed" and not paid. - David Fenton jÊÊk