The Press: O'Donnell v. First Lady

Brightly hop-skipping from one thought to another, as her practice is in press conferences, Eleanor Roosevelt said: "It doesn't help a country to have families with twelve children and no food; it helps to have whatever number of children they can feed and educate decently. . . ."

Whether Mrs. Roosevelt meant more than she said or said more than she meant was not quite clear to anyone but the New York Daily News's mischief-mongering Columnist John O'Donnell, whose apparent mission in life is to make anti-Roosevelt mountains out of any molehill he can stumble on. With characteristically unpleasant glee he...

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