The Press: I Can't Be Bothered

The way his White House underlings have often described it, Dwight Eisenhower's every-morning breakfast consists of orange juice, a steak, coffee—and generous portions of the Washington Post and Times-Herald, the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune, along with occasional tastes of the Baltimore Sun and the Chicago Tribune. But at the President's press conference last week. Pat Munroe of Chicago's American asked Ike himself about his newspaper-reading habits.

The question: "When a cartoon or column appears in the press that is unfriendly to you, we often hear people say: 'I'll bet they won't let the President see that one.'...

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