The Press: Who, Me?

During the Army v. McCarthy hearings, Hearst Gossipist Walter Winchell bubbled with tips, inside stories, and the kind of scoops that are his stock in trade. But last week the biggest Winchell exclusive of the hearings backfired and landed him before the Watkins committee considering the McCarthy censure charges (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). The committee, which is trying to decide whether McCarthy improperly received and used secret Government documents, thought Winchell might help them. Four months ago Winchell had bragged in print that he had his own copy of the "Personal & Confidential" document on the loyalty of Fort Monmouth personnel that...

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