The Press: A Blow for Boswell

If Harry Truman ever had a faithful Boswell, he was Jonathan Daniels, the even-voiced editor of the Raleigh, N.C. News & Observer (circ. 113,277). Daniels, briefly Truman's press secretary in 1945, was always welcomed at the White House as a friendly reporter. The President read, and edited in galley proof, large chunks of Daniels' The Man of Independence. And he raised no objection when Daniels used Truman quotes to polish off South Carolina's Jimmy Byrnes as a "miserable failure" as Secretary of State (1945-47).

Last week Harry Truman disowned his Boswell. To White House correspondents, Presidential Press Secretary Joseph Short...

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