The Press: Daughters Ignore McCarthy

Some of the newspapers that most deplore McCarthy, said the Washington evening Star (circ. 234,660) last week, keep right on doing their best to build him up. The press, said the Star, "must be credited with a very substantial and entirely unnecessary assist in [McCarthy's] rise to national fame."

The Star, in an editorial, singled out three methods by which the press has helped the rise: "The first [treatment] is the He-Didn't-Mention-McCarthy-but-We -Know -He -Meant - to-So-We'11-Do-It-for-Him." This method is used "when Senator X or Secretary Y ascends the public platform and makes some passing reference to 'divisive influences' or 'disruptive forces.'...

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