The Press: The Calculated Leak

Into the ornate Indian Treaty Room of the Executive Office Building last week crowded 239 reporters for President Eisenhower's 15th press conference. After a few pleasantries, Ike said with a flicker of a smile: "I could start off, I think, by confirming something that is certainly by no means news any more." Then he announced the appointment of California's Governor Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the U.S. (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Ike was dead right that it was no longer news. The reason it wasn't touched off one of the most heated battles newsmen...

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