The Press: Guest at Breakfast

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As Washington awakens each morning to a new day at the crossroads of history, the same familiar sight greets the sleepy eye. Across the presidential breakfast tray and over the coverlets and coffee cups of the most influential people in the world's most influential city looms the capital's most influential paper: the Washington Post and Times-Herald (circ. 381,687 daily, 412,121 Sunday).

The Post is not so complete a newspaper as the New York Times (which, with the Herald Tribune, also reaches President Eisenhower's bedside), or so good a paper as the Baltimore...