The Press: Booby-Trapped?

Gaunt old William Randolph Hearst, who always hankered to be or make a U.S. President, went out for one last try. Last week, on the front pages of Hearst papers throughout the land, a three-column editorial proclaimed The Man of the Hour: General Douglas MacArthur.

A legion of Hearstlings dredged the morgues for picture-page art. In Albany, a squad of Times-Union reporters was sent out to round up MacArthur votes and quotes, under stern orders not to take no for an answer. (At week's end, one reporter quit in disgust.) In Washington, MacArthur campaign offices were opened right "next to the...

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