THE PRESIDENCY: Dirty Falsehoods

Every honest newspaper man in Washington last week knew the existence of a semi-organized campaign to spread lies about the British, particularly about alleged British misuse of Lend-Lease funds. For two weeks one such story made the rounds of irresponsible gossips: that the British in Washington were running up huge café and restaurant bills for rare wines, whiskey, food, were charging it all to Lend-Lease funds. The British were further supposed to have ordered the installation of 100 portable air-conditioning units in their hotel rooms; to have chatted for hours with...

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