The Press: That Stinking Hypocrite

MURDERED! screamed the headline in a two-column, black-bordered box on Page One of New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader (circ. 46,517). The victim, said the editorial by Publisher William Loeb, was Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy. His assassins, said the publisher, were 1) the Communists, who wore down McCarthy's "adrenal and other glands": 2) Vermont's Republican Senator Ralph Flanders, "who practically accused McCarthy of being a homosexual on the floor of the Senate"; 3) "piously hypocritical newspapers." In bold-face capitals Loeb added: "Finally, we come to that stinking hypocrite in the White House who recently...

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