The Press: The President & the Press

To the long conflict between Franklin Roosevelt and the U.S. press, the President added a new chapter last week. This time he accused the press of impeding the war effort and of encouraging the current confusion and bad temper among agencies and high officials of his own administration.

At his press conference the President was stiff, unsmiling. The morning papers had the text of an acrid exchange of letters between Mr. Roosevelt and his ex-Food Administrator, Chester Davis (TIME, July 5). The afternoons were ripe with the brand-new main bout between Vice President Wallace...

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