The Press: O'Donnell Apologizes

The New York Daily News's poison penman, John Parsons O'Donnell, was caught in an untruth, and had to eat his words. In his Capitol Stuff column, which goes to the News's 2,000,000 readers, a good part of them Jewish, O'Donnell had put forth his own version of why General George S. Patton Jr. had fallen from power and glory. Hinted O'Donnell darkly: a Jewish plot.

According to O'Donnell, the soldier Patton slapped in Sicily was Jewish. Somehow, not very clearly explained, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Sidney Hillman and White House Aide David K. Niles subsequently got the...

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