The Press: The Home of Truth

No bourgeois Chamber of Commerce ever did it better. In Moscow last week, between sessions of the Foreign Ministers' Conference, the Russians kept U.S. correspondents panting with a dizzy round of sightseeing tours. Forty of them inspected the Kremlin (BUT NARY A GANDER AT JOE, headlined the New York Daily News). Side trips to Leningrad, Stalingrad and other cities were coming up. And a wide-eyed party was escorted through the nine-story plant of Pravda, Russia's biggest (circ. 2,500,000) newspaper.

Pravda ("Truth"), they learned, prints no crime or disaster stories (the editors think that type of news is unimportant) ; it has...

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