The Press: The Baffling Times

The New York Times, almost alone among the world's newspapers, likes to print the full texts of the more important speeches and documents it reports. So when Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky violently attacked U.S. "warmongers" (TIME, Sept. 29), the Times took 13 columns to run his speech verbatim.

Communist Vishinsky, apparently not an old Times reader, confessed to a U.N. committee that he was baffled. How had the Times "dared" to print the text of his speech? And why had the Times printed only abstracts of his subsequent speeches?

In his weekly column in the Times, Managing Editor Edwin L....

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