The Press: The Australian Boomerang

Britain's sensational newspapers, which often display a lamentable ignorance in their coverage of the U.S. (TIME, Feb. 2, 1953), last week went one better. They showed the same sort of ignorance of the customs and temperament of the people of the Commonwealth in their coverage of Queen Elizabeth's good-will tour of Australia and New Zealand. In reporting on the warm, enthusiastic reception Australians gave the Queen and her party, some of the papers went overboard. After the Australian minister in charge of the royal tour cautioned the crowds not to throw small flags...

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