U.S. At War: Chronic Liar

At his press conference in the White House last week Franklin Roosevelt simmered with fury. Newsmen watched the blood surge to his cheeks, listened in uncomfortable silence to his hot and angry words.

Said the President: A columnist, in reporting the State Department's attitude toward Russia, had made statements that were a lie from beginning to end, had jeopardized United Nations unity, had committed an act of bad faith toward his nation. It might as well be said once & for all, continued the President: this columnist was a chronic liar.

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