The Press: Rare Compliment

If all the Western correspondents kicked out of Iron Curtain countries on trumped-up charges of "false reporting" were laid end to end, the line might reach from Washington back to Moscow. Last week another free-world newsman got the boot —but with a rare compliment. Brusquely ordered to leave Poland was A. (for Abraham) M. (for Michael) Rosenthal, 37, the New York Times''s resident staffer in Warsaw. The Communist Polish government did not even pretend that Rosenthal had been misreporting. Rather, it accused him of having "probed too deeply into the affairs concerning the...

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