The Press: The Case of Senator X

Gravely, before a packed, worried Senate, Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley opened his package of dynamite. "I ask the privilege," he began, "of making a statement at this time about a matter which involves the highest privilege of the Senate and the highest personal privilege of a Member of the Senate."

The Senators did not need to be told what he was talking about. For a fortnight their cloakrooms had been tense with one of the worst scandals that ever affected a member of the Senate—charges made in a series of articles by the New York Post against David I. Walsh,...

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