The Press: Cool Off!

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt broke an unwritten White House rule and gave New York Timesman Arthur Krock an exclusive interview in 1937, the Washington press corps sizzled with rage at such "favoritism." F.D.R. promptly apologized (his head was "on the block," he said), and most of the newsmen forgave him. Last week Timesman Krock, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his first White House beat,*set White House regulars sizzling again with another exclusive presidential interview (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). But Harry Truman had no apologies. At his weekly press conference the next day,...

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