Press: Recorders Off The Record

Freedom of the press notwithstanding, almost everything said and done at the annual Washington convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors is off the record. Farthest off the record is the informal "interview" with the President. But last week, when the nation's editors left the White House, their uncommon exhilaration revealed something of what had been said inside. The President had doffed the good humor which he invariably shows to the editors' reporters. What was to have been an interview became a lecture with the editors on the receiving end. The President...

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