The Press: Mea Culpa

Manhattan's Communist Daily Worker had done it again. Teetering on a party line that is constantly being re-rigged by Moscow, it had slipped, right in front of all 63,000 of its Sunday readers. Last week, it printed a notable example of the crawling, breast-beating apology that the party expects of authors, artists, scientists, musicians and even sportwriters (TIME, Jan. 9) who are caught straying from the Kremlin's innermost thoughts.

In a big, two-column headline the Worker cried: WORKER EDITORS OFFER

APOLOGY FOR WHITE CHAUVINIST ERRORS.

The grievous errors, explained the Worker, were committed in running two illustrations and a short story last February and...

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