The Press: Greetings

Franklin Roosevelt, opening his first press conference of 1945, wished newsmen a happy New Year—all of them, that is, except a very small minority.

Everyone was sure that the minority included the representatives of the Patterson-McCormick papers (Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Washington Times-Herald). That very day, Eleanor ("Cissie") Patterson's Times-Herald had printed a grisly spread: a page of photographs of American fighting dead, accompanied by a 1940 quotation from Franklin Roosevelt: "... I shall say it again and again and again: your boys are not going to be sent into...

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