The Press: Unpretty Picture

How far can a newspaper ethically go in opposing political candidates? Last week Editor Ruth McCormick ("Bazy") Miller of the Washington Times-Herald purred up to Capitol Hill in her yellow Lincoln sedan to talk over this question with a Senate investigating subcommittee. The Senators wondered if the Times-Herald staff hadn't gone a little far in the campaign which unhorsed Maryland's Senator Millard Tydings last fall.

The committee chiefly wanted to know about a four-page anti-Tydings tabloid which the Times-Herald had published to help Republican Candidate John Marshall Butler to victory. The tabloid ran a picture of an open-mouthed Communist Earl Browder standing...

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