THE PRESS: The Great American People

Two Russian reporters, sent to cover the San Francisco conference, got sidetracked by the bourgeois distractions. Last week, in cables to their Moscow papers, they reported some of their findings. U.S. newsmen especially amused, astonished and alarmed them.

Wrote Comrade E. Zhukov of Izvestia: "Lovers of statistics declare that the amount of drinks consumed at journalistic cocktail parties are in direct proportion to the astronomical number of words transmitted from San Francisco. . . . Foreign journalists of progressive views—especially if they work for the so-called big press—express more radical views among their colleagues than they do in writing. This is...

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