THE PRESIDENCY: Off the Record

No Democratic President has ever had a better Republican Press than Franklin D. Roosevelt during his 23 months in office. By his adroit management he has kept most White House newshawks fluttering happily in the benevolent aura of his smile, if not actually feeding out of his hand. And through these contented correspondents he has kept most editors and editorial writers back in the home offices in conditions varying from hoarse enthusiasm to quiet neutrality.

All this was fortunate not only for the New Deal but for Franklin Roosevelt. Though he makes a...

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