Letters, Aug. 2, 1943

The News, Good or Bad

Sirs: I should like to answer the poignant, all-important questions concerning war production, "Why the letdown? Overconfidence?", that caption the picture of General Somervell on p. 19 of your July 12 issue.

First, I wish to commend TIME for putting enough confidence in the public's intelligence to give us the news, good or bad. . . .

When newspapers seize upon each insignificant or minor victory to belch blatant, optimistic headlines and then, conversely, relegate our own losses to squeamish type or the back pages, it is no wonder that...

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