The Press: Some Like It Cold

In the House of Commons, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin made an important statement on Berlin. It was on Fleet Street's front pages within the hour. But in Switzerland, R.H.S. Crossman, Laborite M.P.-journalist on holiday, had to wait 24 hours to read what Bevin had said. Crossman cursed the incompetence of the Swiss press, which ran long book reviews and leisurely think pieces on its newsless front pages. Then he got to thinking it over, and took the curse back.

"As far as I could discover," he wrote in a recent issue of London's New...

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