The Press: Pegler Poll

"I know what your excuse is for running that awful stuff. . . . You say that is free speech. . . . Well, I'll bet you if you knew what your readers really think of Pegler, you'd drop him like a hot stove lid. If you would put the matter to a vote. . . ."

So wrote Indignant Citizen to the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. Indignant Citizen had been roused by a characteristic Peglerian display of calculated bad temper, in which Pegler accused Secretaries Stimson and Forrestal of "a dangerous conspiracy . . . to abolish the freedom of...

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