The Press: Through British Eyes

What picture of the U.S. do Britons get from the British press? Last week, splashed across a tabloid page of the Laborite London Daily Mirror, world's largest daily (circ. 4,514,000), was a headline: THE CLIMATE OF FEAR. Below was an article by Mirror Reporter William Connor, just returned from the U.S. A congressional investigation, wrote Connor in a fantastic comparison, "reminds you of the Communist trials, the horrible . . . Slansky affair in Prague, the grisly Mindszenty farce and a dozen other dismal puppet shows on the other side of the Iron Curtain."

A few days before, Britons had been treated...

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