The Press: About McCarthy

Six months ago, editors of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain gave New York World-Telegram and Sun Staff Writer Frederick Woltman a tough assignment: get busy and appraise the works of Senator Joe McCarthy. Freddy Woltman, 49, was just the man for the job. Long acknowledged the No. 1 newspaper specialist on Reds, he has been exposing Communists since 1938, and, unlike many other anti-Communist writers, he was never a Communist himself. A hard-digging reporter, he backed his stories with solid documentation—e.g., he exposed Gerhart Eisler as the top Kremlin agent in the U.S. the...

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