Judgments & Prophecies, Dec. 20, 1954

MCCARTHY v. EISENHOWER:

VIEWS OF FIVE PAPERS

Long Island's NEWSDAY :

IT would be impossible for a sane man to attack President Eisenhower for being soft to Communism. The inescapable conclusion must be that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy is deranged—the end of the trail for a mind that could once have been considered shrewd and alert. We are, of course, shocked that such an intemperate attack could be made by a member of the United States Senate. But it does not greatly surprise us that McCarthy made the attack. His case history shows a steady deterioration of reason.

In the pro-McCarthy HEARST CHAIN :

SEN. MCCARTHY...

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