The Press: The Press & the U-2

In the first days after the U-2 case broke, a general reading of the U.S. daily press could only have led to the conclusions that 1) the U.S. was almost totally in the wrong, and 2) chances for "success" at the Paris summit conference had been woefully diminished. From country publisher to Washington pundit, from cartoonist (see cuts) to editorial writer, came the outcries.

Wrote the Poplar Bluff, Mo. American Republic: "Uncle Bungle has done it again!" Said the Washington Post and Times Herald: "The incident has had the momentary effect of damaging the...

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