Letters, Jul. 12, 1954

The Oppenheimer Case

Sir: More startling than the excellent exposition of the meat of the Oppenheimer case in TIME, June 28, was the box preceding it under the title "The Handout." TIME really outdid itself in this expression of journalistic candor, for the professional intellectuals in journalism have loudly boasted for years about reporting in the "public interest." Now we see an enormous admission that some highly placed typescribblers permitted themselves to accept handouts from a prejudiced side of a highly important public controversy and thus to distort the substance of a...

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