The Press: Shrillness in Fleet Street

In Paris last week, pundits and plain citizens alike chattered with rage at a paper few of them had ever read—London's jingoistic, whopping (circ. 4,052,712 cut) that showed Charles de Gaulle and West Germany's Konrad Adenauer, fused into a two-headed monster, laying a wreath on the grave of onetime French Premier and Nazi Collaborator Pierre Laval.

The Express cartoon was one of the lowest journalistic blows of the year; historic fact is that it was Pierre Laval's government which condemned De Gaulle to death in absentia after the fall of France in 1940, because...

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