The Press: Rushmore v. Cohn

F'or 15 years Howard Rushmore, 42, has been a top reporter on the anti-Red beat for Hearst's blaring New York Journal-American. A onetime Communist and Daily Worker movie critic, Rushmore got his start at the Journal-American doing a repentant series on how he was "duped by false pictures of the Soviet Utopia." After that his exposes of party-liners he had known were often spread across Page One. Columnist Westbrook Pegler called him "one of the most effective enemies of treason in American journalism." To Senator Joe McCarthy, who measures his praise carefully, he...

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