The Press: Flip-Flop, Flip-Flop

Manhattan's Daily Worker faithfully follows the Communist Party line, however suddenly it may swerve, wriggle or tie itself into knots. Last week, in the aftermath of Joseph Stalin's tumble from grace (TIME, March 26), the Worker gave the weird impression of having come to the end of the line—or at least the end of its rope.

One indignant letter to the Worker ran: "[You] have followed successive flip-flops with amazing jolt-proof gymnastic dexterity, without ever being at a loss for editorial words. The doctors were plotting, the doctors were not; Beria was in, Beria was out; Tito was out, Tito was in;...

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