The Press: Key Question

The New Dealing anti-Communist New York Post and Manhattan's Communist Daily Worker both seized happily on the Gallup poll this week to bolster their anti-MacArthur positions. The poll, they trumpeted, proved that while most of the U.S. (62%) disapproved of MacArthur's firing, Americans certainly did not buy Mac-Arthur's policies of toughening the war against the Chinese Reds. They cited the fact that three out of every five who were interviewed, according to Gallup, thought that the U.S. should try harder to make peace with the Reds.

"It seems perfectly plain," said the Post, "that in the immediate aftermath of the upheaval, MacArthur...

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