The Press: The Roughest Campaign

"This is the roughest campaign we have ever experienced," said Dallas News Managing Editor Felix R. McKnight. Most of the other editors at the directors' meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington last week agreed with him; they were being raked by a crossfire of criticism from both sides. "Pro-Stevenson people feel that because [our] newspaper has editorially endorsed Ike," added Richmond Times-Dispatch Editor Virginius Dabney, "there is not and will not be fair treatment of Stevenson in the news columns . . . The Eisenhower people, on the other hand, complain because we aren't crusading for Ike."

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