THE PRESIDENCY: Voice of Authority

"Mr. President," said the Chicago Daily News's Reporter William McGaffin at Dwight Eisenhower's press conference last week, "is it correct that you yourself are the source of some stories which have appeared the last couple of days expressing your views on domestic and foreign affairs?"

"You mean," Ike cut in, "did I have some people at my house for dinner from the newspaper world? And I say yes."

Most Washington newsmen had suspected as much as soon as they picked up their morning newspapers to find Page One splashed with stories detailing the...

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