National Affairs: Shale & Shame

Newsgatherers at regular Tuesday noon press conference in the President's office last week were startled—for these conferences have lately become very dull affairs—to hear the President start reading a prepared statement in a voice edged with strong emotion:

"It is an attempt to charge odious oil scandals to this Administration . . . launched in the middle of a political campaign. . . .

"It certainly does not represent the practice of better American journalism. As a piece of politics, it is certainly far below the ideals of political partisan ship held by...

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