The Press: Ignoring L.BJ.

President Johnson has no trouble commanding the attention of the U.S. press, but occasionally he suffers a blackout abroad. Last week Punch rapped the knuckles of the London dailies for ignoring an important Johnson declaration. "The business of newspapers, as we all know," wrote Punch Press Critic Francis Williams, "is to report the news. But an interesting question arises, I think, from the British press reporting of a recent statement by President Johnson. How far are they justified in leaving out what they think their readers do not want to hear?"

What British readers did not care to hear, apparently, was a...

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