Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
On a state-run newspaper, even a journalist who understands his place in the scheme of things can run into difficulty because of his pride. In this story, a reporter on a "political" newspaper runs into trouble when he challenges his boss's decision not to run his story on a metalworker's strike. His wife cannot understand why he doesn't just go along with things, as his protests cannot possibly make any difference and prevent him from receiving promotions and better pay. Nonetheless, he persists, and becomes a pariah. After he has a mild heart attack, his wife takes their children and leaves him, and his future is very much in doubt.
investigation, journalism, newspaper, protester, redemption, reporter, striker