The Press: Counter-Fire

Like newspapers, magazines seldom snipe at one another in print. But when Look ran a piece last Feb. 15 stating that President Roosevelt had been direly ill for several years before his death, it might have known that it was inviting a blast from the writing Roosevelts. Last week Look got the counterfire.

In Liberty, Elliott Roosevelt charged Look with "dirty journalism" for printing the "smear" as a factual report. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, now editor of The Woman, said in her magazine that the Look piece was "glaringly erroneous." She thought it was "a...

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