The Press: Dark Valley

Seldom have so many U.S. newspapers mounted such attacks on a President as they unleashed last week, and never have they so attacked Dwight Eisenhower.

When the President ordered paratroopers into Little Rock, it was predictable there would be an angry outcry from Southern newspapers; only half a dozen of them—notably the Nashville Tennessean, the Chattanooga Times and the Louisville Courier-Journal—had endorsed the Supreme Court desegregation ruling. What was not to be expected was the violence or speed with which the South's press turned directly on Ike, the moderate respecter of state sovereignty who...

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