The Press: Ethics and Censorship

Most U. S. newspapermen have stopped asking each other: Will there or will there not be a press censorship? Instead they ask: What kind of censorship will there be? To this question the main corollaries are still well on the side of confusion, exasperation and no little uneasiness (TIME, Feb. 17). Last week the censorship problem took a new dramatic turn.

Occasion was a White House press conference—longest in many a month. The conference started slowly, with routine questions. But veteran correspondents noticed the President's nervous swiveling sensed that he had something important...

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