The Press: How to Handle McCarthy

"Are you weary of 'McCarthy' stories?" asked the Manhattan (Kans.) Mercury-Chronicle (circ. 6,157). The paper, one of seven dailies owned by the family of Assistant Secretary of Defense Frederick A. Seaton, decided that most of its readers were. The Mercury-Chronicle announced that it would experiment with running McCarthy stories on page 3 instead of Page One because the paper's editors felt "there has been something of a tendency everywhere to overplay 'McCarthy' stories." Last week the Louisville Courier-Journal (circ. 201,212) strongly disagreed and read a sharp lecture to the Mercury-Chronicle editors and other working newsmen who feel it their responsibility to...

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