The Press: Telling it to the Marines

Nearly a hundred marines, most of them wearing Pacific campaign ribbons, milled about Hearst's San Francisco Examiner office. Some clutched clippings of an Examiner editorial.

Said the editorial: "American forces are paying heavily for [Iwo Jima]—perhaps too heavily. . . . The same thing . . . happened at Tarawa and Saipan. . . . The American forces are in danger of being worn out before they ever reach [Japan], Plainly, what we need is ... General MacArthur. ... He outwits and outmaneuvers the Japanese. HE SAVES THE LIVES or HIS OWN MEN....

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