The Press: Pink Shoestring

The four newsmagazines* in the U.S.

are about to be joined by a fifth. Its

name: National Guardian. Its aim: to

bring "the facts" to "all who are sick of

confusion and artificially created fear."

Said its staff-written manifesto this week:

"A hundred kinds of censorship have come

between the people and the facts." An

"independent progressive" newsweekly,

National Guardian will begin publication

next month with a press run of 50,000 and

a masthead with a heavy list to port.

"We're starting out very modestly on the shortest possible shoestring," explained General Manager John T. McManus, former TIME and PM writer and leftish ex-president of the New York local of the American...

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