The Press: Elmer's Tune

Benign Elmer Davis, OWI director, addressing the American Newspaper Guild convention at Boston this week, said Washington news is "less adequately covered than any other news in the world." The American war machine is now "rolling," he said, "but many people in this country seem unaware of it." He implied that some newspapers and newsmen, because of their "antagonism" toward the Administration and "hostility to some of our allies," have deliberately created the impression "that Washington was a synonym for muddle, confusion and bickering. . . ."

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