The Press: The President & the Press

When President Eisenhower took office last January, he had the editorial support of more than 80% of U.S. dailies, the biggest newspaper backing any Administration has ever had. Washington newsmen, however, were less enthusiastic about the new Republican Administration than the papers they worked for; a big majority of the reporters were for Stevenson during the campaign. Nevertheless, newsmen were willing to wait and see how the new Administration would get along with the press. After nine months in office, how do Washington newsmen feel about Ike and his Administration?

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