The Press: Existence Menaced

Since the war in Korea, Manhattan's Communist Daily Worker has found itself in the position of supporting Communist troops who were killing U.S. soldiers. This policy has apparently been too traitorous even for Worker readers to stomach. Last week the Daily Worker revealed that daily circulation, which it claimed was 20,336 last October, has dropped to less than 14,000. The Sunday Worker has dropped from last October's 67,199 to less than 50,000, and there are 38,000 subscriptions coming up for renewal in a few months. Circulation was so "dangerously low" that "the existence of the paper is definitely menaced." But, nothing...

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