The Press: Whammed Again

There were well over 100 newsmen present, plus a sprinkling of goggling visitors. The President was in his shirt sleeves. At first it was just like almost any other semiweekly press conference. Then a reporter remarked that there had been a lot of talk going around about the report that Chief of Staff George C. Marshall would soon get a new job.

This was what Franklin Roosevelt had been waiting for. Now the President rolled up his verbal shirt sleeves, whammed one segment of the U.S. press smack on the end of its nose-for-news.


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