The Press: Reporter on Red Square

The New York Times, the only non-Cpmmunist newspaper in the free world with a staff correspondent in Moscow* sometimes gives as distorted a picture of Russia as the traveling U.S. journalists (see above). Though its correspondent, Harrison E. Salisbury, files only closely censored stories, the Times prints his dispatches as it gets them, assumes that the paper's readers are "intelligent enough" to know they may be reading Communist propaganda. It tries to keep Salisbury's picture of Russia in focus with separate interpretative articles and editorials.

This week in the New Leader, Associate Editor Louis Jay Herman charged that Salisbury's "rosy-hued" dispatches give...

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