The Press: Job for the Readers?

When Senator Joe McCarthy began his investigation of possible security leaks in the Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth last October, the New York Times reported it in great detail. The stories, whose chief source was McCarthy's own daily briefing of reporters on what went on in the closed session, resulted in such Times headlines as: ROSENBERG CALLED

RADAR SPY LEADER; RADAR WITNESS BREAKS DOWN: WILL TELL ALL ABOUT SPY RING AND MONMOUTH FIGURE LINKED TO HISS RING.

Deep Damage. Last week, more than three months after the investigation began, the Times got around to telling its readers how much truth there was...

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