The Press: Wanted: An Opposition


Walter Lippmann tackled the smoldering issue of Franklin Roosevelt v. the U.S. Press and came up with a clear answer last week. Said he: "We are all suffering, the President and the newspapers, for want of a responsible, well informed and constructive [political] opposition. . . . For lack of this kind of dependable opposition, the burden of criticism has fallen almost entirely upon correspondents and editors and commentators.

"If there were a responsible and informed opposition, the correspondents would not have to choose between Government handouts and their...

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