The Press: Kennedy & the Press

As he moves into the second half of his campaign, Jack Kennedy starts off with what is undoubtedly the best press of any presidential candidate in modern history. Thus an old Democratic lament is finally laid to rest. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Adlai Stevenson all raised repeated charges, imagined or not, against "distortions" suffered at the hands of the so-called "one-party'' press. For "one party,'' everyone was supposed to read "Republican."' But since announcing his candidacy last January, Kennedy has not done much complaining about his press treatment. He has had no reason.

Never in recent times has a...

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