The Press: One-Party Press?

At the $100-a-plate Democratic dinner in Washington (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Harry Truman staked out his favorite whipping boy, "the one-party press." "There has been no parallel in our history," said Truman, "to the cloak of protection thrown about this Administration by so much of the press . . . Never in the peacetime history of this nation has there been such a vast volume of persistent publicity to praise and extol an Administration." This week, on the day after the speech, the New York Times's Washington Bureau Chief James B. Reston angrily set...

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