The Press: Snap the Whip

When Meier & Frank, the biggest department store (and the biggest advertiser) in Portland, Ore., was charged with unfair labor practices last fall, neither the morning Portland Oregonian (circ. 214,916) nor the rival evening Oregon Journal (circ. 190,844) covered the story. Both papers privately said that it was merely an oversight, that they would report the National Labor Relations Board's final decision in the case in full (TIME, Oct. 31).

Fortnight ago, when the NLRB ruled on the charges against Meier & Frank, both the Oregonian and the Journal printed the news. The Oregonian gave an eminently fair report of the issues...

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